The West River History Conference announces registration is open for the 2019
conference themed: “The Way Out West.” This year’s gathering will host over 40 presentations by
professional and amateur historians from West River and the Northern Great Plains.
Topics will encompass original research on a variety of cross-cultural historical subjects: immigrant
transportation, early cultural challenges and experiences, 150 years of railroads, and more. For full
program details and registration: www.westriverhistoryconference.org
Plus, the 27th West River History Conference, October 10-12, held this year at the historic 1896 Martin
& Mason Hotel, features many new tours, activities, and entertainment: Tea at the Adams House and
Tour of the City of Deadwood Archives, Deadwood Alive! performance, Songwriter’s Festival at the
Deadwood Mountain Grand, a networking history salon with special guests from the South Dakota
Historical Society, South Dakota Humanities Council, historians from around the region, and more. All
staged within the excitement of the National Historic Landmark 1876 City of Deadwood as backdrop.
The conference is open to the public. “It’s great fun,” says Peg Aplan, president. She adds, “The
conference always attracts a diverse and knowledgeable crowd of both professional historians and
those just launching into research. It’s a terrific gathering for the history buff.”
Event Contact InformationName: Laura Hovey Neubert