Welcome to The Society of Black Hills Pioneers!

126th Annual Banquet in 2015

Sunday July 19th, 2015

Social Hour 12 AM
Banquet 1PM
Program 1:45 pm
Cost: $18 pp

at Homestake Adams Research Center
150 Sherman St
Deadwood SD 57732

RSVP Chris 307-290-0935 by July 11th, 2015

SILENT AUCTION: Any items you would like to donate are appreciated. Funds go to Society Scholarship Fund.

"No country, no community, no individual is properly identified until their history is written."

Dr. Harvey B. Black, Brigham Young University

A big Thank You to JoAnn Tibbs and Teresa Verbury of Summit Sign Company, who graciously donated 80 metal signs offering rewards for vandalism to cemeteries.

Black Hills Pioneers

Now is a good time to send in your familiy history! The book committee needs them by January 1st, 2016 for book #13. Send them to Vonnie Ackerman, 4049 Valley West Drive, Rapid City, SD 57702.

If you have information regarding the following people please contact Chris Maupin:

Richard Howard, Eileen Stonefelt, Michelle Boyer, Geneal McMoran, Lynette McMoran.


Purpose of the Society of the Black Hills Pioneers

Black Hills Pioneers

The Society of Black Hills Pioneers was founded on January 8, 1889 in the courthouse at Deadwood, South Dakota. The society´s purpose was to be a “moral, benevolent literary association,” and its objectives included the development of a social group, the creation of a charitable fund, collection and preservation of information on settlers and their history, and continuation of the memory of settlers. Membership was limited to people who came to the Black Hills prior to January 1, 1877. The geographic area of residence for members included the following counties: Lawrence, Meade, Pennington, Butte, Custer, and Fall River in South Dakota; and Crook County in Wyoming.

Helpful Links

Rapid City Society for Genealogical Research

West River History Conference