Join Black Hills Parks & Forests Association and Custer County Library in celebrating Women’s History Month with a virtual presentation of “Black Hill Sheroes” by storyteller and interpreter Joyce Jefferson. March is Women’s History month that commemorates the vital role of women in American history. Jefferson brings to life the stories of three pioneer African American women in the early days of the Dakota Territory. In period attire, Jefferson sings and tells the stories of Sarah Campbell, the first documented non-Native woman to come to the Black Hills with the Custer Expedition of 1874, Lucretia Marchbanks who came to run boarding houses for the many prospectors of the 1876 Gold Rush, and Mary Kercherval who joined her sons to homestead on Centennial Prairie in Spearfish.
This one-hour Zoom program will take place Saturday, March 27 at 1 pm MT. Register in advance for this event here:
Register by 3 pm MDT on Friday, March 26, 2021. This program is hosted by Custer County Library, and Black Hills Parks & Forests Association. Financial support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts.