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       West River History Conference              September, 2014
Rapid City, South Dakota

 
Registrations Now Open

Thank you to all who answered the call to participate in this year's conference by submitting paper titles and presenting.  The program is at the printer and will be shipped in early October.  A registration form is included in the printed program of course, but you can help us plan more accurately for the conference by printing the registration form and sending it in TODAY!

 

We appreciate your support of the West River History Conference and look forward to seeing you in October.

2013 Conference Papers Available
The collected papers of the 2013 conference are now available for sale.  Some books for conferences from 2012 and prior are also available and can be ordered by downloading a book order form.  Books can also be ordered from our website.
Do you know a deserving student?
Scholarship money is available for conference registration and travel expenses to encourage students and their teachers and/or parents to attend. It has been a long-time goal of the West River History Conference to increase the participation of young people so they can learn more about their heritage and carry on the work of preserving it.  All applications for this year's conference are welcome!
This conference is made possible with support by

Deadwood Preservation
Westerners
B&W Humanities
an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Barker Wilson Law Firm, Belle Fourche

Big Thunder Gold Mine, Keystone

Center for Western Studies, Augustana College, Sioux Falls

Cheyenne Crossing Store, Spearfish Canyon

Keystone Historical Society

Mitch Johnson, Rapid City

Minnilusa Historical Society, Rapid City

Reptile Gardens

 South Dakota Railroad Museum, Hill City

Sponsorships are still available 
to help keep the conference affordable for our participants
and to encourage young people to attend.

 

For information on conference rates
and to make reservations
for the conference contact:
 
Hilton Garden Inn 
815 E. Mall Drive, Rapid City, South Dakota, 57701
Ph. 605-791-9000
Call for Papers

Digging Deep
for History's Roots in the West
October 16-18, 2014

The 22nd annual West River History Conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rapid City, SD.  Make plans today to attend and learn more about your heritage.
 
Conference Lineup
 
Thursday Evening:
125 YEARS OF STATEHOOD ON VIDEO - Wayne Paanenen
 
Friday Luncheon:
SETH BULLOCK:  THE SIPRIT OF THE WEST - Gordy Pratt
 
Saturday Westerners Breakfast:
PRESERVING HISTORY THROUGH ARTIST'S EYES - Jon Crane
 
Saturday Foozle:
BLUEGRASS MUSIC BY DEADWOOD EXPRESS
West River History
Conference Board

Shebby Lee, President
Bev Pechan, VP
Bobbi Sago, Sec/Publications
Diana Hayes, Treasurer
Marguerite Kleven, Exhibits
Sandi McLain, Project Director
Wayne Gilbert, Sponsorships
Carolyn Weber, Corresponding Secretary
Carol Saunders, Student Liaison
Quote of the Month

 

We must welcome the future remembering that it will be the past.  And we respect the past, remembering that once it was all that was humanly possible.

 

Santayana

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