Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wolff slated for December program

Historian David Wolff returns to the Spearfish Area Historical Society in December.

Wolff has offered up a variety of topics of the past several years -- most recently a program on legendary lawman Seth Bullock.

This time, he'll provide some insight to Understanding the Gold Rush:  From Prospectors to Railroads.  Given the timeless interest in gold -- and our October program on railroads -- this should give members of the society a chance to piece it all together in a meaningful way.  His presentation will be at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 at the Spearfish Senior Citizens Center.

An Associate Professor of History at Black Hills State University, Wolff is the "Black Hills, South Dakota, and Western History specialist" at the school.  He is widely published in both academic and popular publications.  His most recent book, "Seth Bullock:  Black Hills Lawman," was released in April of last year.  Wolff is vice-president of the Board of Trustees of the South Dakota State Historical Society and president-elect of the Mining History Association.

All meetings of the Spearfish Area Historical Society are open to the public, and refreshments are always available -- provided by a group of stalwart volunteers!

Not a member?  You're invited, too, but we hope you'll consider joining our ranks.