It’s going to be a busy and fun week Nov. 1-7, 2009, as Deadwood celebrates the 20th anniversary of gaming and historic preservation! There will be activities throughout the week – here’s a schedule! The highlight of the week will be a banquet on Nov. 7, open to the public, at the new Lodge at Deadwood. Hope to see you there!

20th Anniversary of Gaming and Historic Preservation Schedule of Events
November 1-7, 2009

Sunday, November 1:
Noon – Mayor Toscana reads proclamation, “Wild Bill” fires gun to kick-off the week, Franklin Hotel

Monday, November 2:
11:45-1:15 p.m. – Dr. Suzanne Julin on the History of Gaming & Preservation, Franklin Hotel
6:30-8:00 p.m. – Deadwood You Bet Committee at the Masonic Temple

Tuesday, Nov. 3:
11:45 – 1:15 p.m. – Dr. James McLaird on Calamity Jane & Wild Bill Hickok, Deadwood Social Club

6:30-8:00 pm – Former and current Deadwood mayors and city commissioners at Deadwood City Hall

Wednesday, Nov. 4:
11:45-1:15 p.m. – Dr. David Wolff on Seth Bullock, Bullock Hotel

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – South Dakota Gaming commissioners, Deadwood City Hall

Thursday, Nov. 5:
11:45-1:15 p.m. Michael Trump on the history of Prostitution in Deadwood, Lucky Nugget Gambling Hall

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Former and current Deadwood historic preservation officers and commissioners, Masonic Temple

Friday, Nov. 6:
6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sounds of Deadwood social, at the Lodge at Deadwood, free, cash bar, cash donations for the Lords Cupboard

Saturday, Nov 7:
6:00 p.m. Social hour with Dixieland Band performing

7:00 p.m. 20th Anniversary Deadwood Gala Banquet at the Lodge at Deadwood, guest speakers and video presentations as Deadwood looks back on the first 20 years of gaming and historic preservation. Tickets are $25 and a reserved table of 8 is $200, and can be purchased through Black Hills Central Reservations,, or by calling 1-800-344-8826