This week someone shared some old pictures of Main Street with me. If you missed seeing them (I posted them to our Facebook page) you can reply and I’ll email them to you. They showed the building that used to lie in the gap between the Odd Fellows building and the Golden Nugget where Anderson’s Clothing used to be. I love seeing the businesses that used to lie along our main drag. It does make me wish that I could transport myself back to even earlier when we had whole department stores in town and Lead was a real city. But I’m so excited about everything that’s going on on Main Street currently! There is a business in almost every available spot – and if there is no business someone is working to get one off the ground. There is very little for sale or just sadly vacant. How many years has it been since that was the case?
Do you have old pictures of Main Street? I’d love for you to share! Have you walked up and seen our shops and stores lately? Have you told all your far flung friends and relatives how awesome Lead is doing these days?
This is a great weekend to check it out (if you haven’t already) as the Black Hills Mining Museum is having their free to the public day on Saturday, 10/19 from 9am-3pm. This is also their last day of the season. If you haven’t taken their “underground” mining tours you are missing out because they are awesome!
Here’s what happening in Lead this week!
Today at noon, it’s Preservation Thursday where South Dakota Humanities Council Speakers Bureau Scholar, Ray Maple, will present a program on one of the least known members of the infamous Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, Tom O’Day. 12 noon at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center.
9am – 10th Annual Women in Business Conference, happening at the Lodge in Deadwood.
5:30-7:30pm – Family Skating at the Handley Recreation Center. $5 covers admission and skate rental
7pm – The Lead Deadwood High School presents “The Curious Incident of the Dog at Nighttime” their fall play. It’s going to be awesome so don’t miss! Also showing on Saturday night at 7pm. But only one weekend, so be sure to make it.
It’s the last weekend for Paranormal Investigations at the Adam’s House Museum! See their website for times and tickets www.DeadwoodHistory.com
9am – 3pm – Free day at the Black Hills Mining Museum including free tours!
2pm – The Gold Camp Players present their annual children’s play, “No Body to Murder” by Edith Weiss. It’s a theater weekend! Come support all their efforts and hard work at the Historic Homestake Opera House.
7pm – High School Play!
12pm – The First Presbyterian Church is having their annual fall luncheon and would like to invite the community to join them! If you’d like to also join for worship that starts at 11am, but you are more than welcome to just join for yummy food at their church on Baltimore Street.
2pm – Children’s Play!
5pm – City Commission meeting
6pm – El Jefe’s is bringing back their winter dinner club! This month it’s German/Mexican fusion especially to celebrate Oktoberfest. You’ll need to get tickets ahead of time, but it’s a sure not to miss event!
5pm – October Chamber Mixer with Black Hills Energy, our Platinum 2019 Sponsor!
6pm – Deep Talks with Black Hills Energy. Mike Eyre will be talking about the history of energy in the Black Hills (hint, it has to do with Homestake!) Both of these great activities are at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center. We hope you can make it down!
Trinity United Methodist Youth Group will be selling Christmas Greens until Sunday October 27th. Your support helps the youth attend conference youth events and summer camp. Call 605-584-1328 for items available and details.
Hope to see you around Lead soon!