Ongoing -- HAHA member meetings, second Monday of the month (occasionally subject to change). May 9, 2019 -- "Outside of Deadwood Grant" check presentation and group photo, 2 pm in front of the Museum. Come on down to show your support of HAHA and be in the photos. The HAHA Museum will have an Open House during this event.
June 6, 2019 -- This event is pending until a new location is secured. The HAHA Museum will be undergoing renovations this summer and may not be available in June. (HAHA Family Entertainment -- "Poker Alice" portrayed by Liz Duckworth.) The HAHA Museum planned to have an Open House during this event.
August 8-11, 2019 -- Custer County Fair -- HAHA display booth at the fairgrounds. The HAHA Museum will have an Open House during this event.
October, 2019 -- HAHA StoryTellers local history program. The HAHA Museum will have an Open House during this event.
October 31, 2019 -- Trick-or-Treat at the Museum. The HAHA Museum will have an Open House during this event.
December 8, 2019 -- Christmas Carnival and Crafts Fair. Our annual FUNraiser for the community's kids.
Member Meetings in 2019 Generally meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the meeting room below the Library in the Hermosa Town Office (next door to the Post Office and HAHA Museum). Park in the HAHA parking lot and walk over.
New members are welcome! We'll gladly put your talents to work.
January 12 -- annual potluck & member meeting: Board election, committee reports, event planning. February 11 -- meeting was held in the lower-level meeting room below the Hermosa Library. March 11 -- meeting was held in the lower-level meeting room below the Hermosa Library. April 8 -- meeting was held at the HAHA Museum. May 6 -- meeting moved to the first Monday to accommodate members' schedules. Held in the lower-level meeting room. June 10 -- July 8 -- August 12 -- September 9 -- October 14 -- November 11 -- December 7 -- this meeting is likely to be held on the weekend in conjunction with the annual HAHA Christmas Carnival.
The Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission has awarded HAHA an “Outside of Deadwood Grant” and will present HAHA with a ceremonial check at the Museum on May 9th at 2 pm.
Please come show your support of HAHA and your appreciation for this grant. We will have a Museum Open House after the presentation and group photo.
READ ABOUT OUR PAST EVENTS IN 2019
Hermosa 4th-Graders Dissected Owl Pellets May 6th --- Hermosa Town Office lower-level meeting room Deb Smith's class of 29 4th-Graders were invited to a special wildlife class taught by environmental educator Julie Brazell, to learn about great horned owls-- a local native species.
The class did some hands-on research by dissecting regurgitated owl pellets and making notes on the animal species eaten by the owls. Julie Brazell helped the class identify the bones and teeth found. The class was able to identify small rodents, a rabbit, and a skunk.
When an owl eats a small mammal or bird, some parts of the meal-- such as bones, claws, teeth, hair, and feathers-- are not able to be digested. That material is compacted in the gizzard and the pellet is spit out by the owl. The pellets, as can be seen in the photo, below, are dry and crumbly.
Thanks to HAHA volunteer Candice Leigh, for coordinating this class and taking the photos. And to HAHA volunteer Linda M. Hasselstrom, for supplying a big box of owl pellets from her ranch, where a healthy pair of great horned owls keeps the pest species in check.
HAHA Presents Hermosa Saturday Night April 27th --- 5 pm --- Hermosa School Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Custer State Park
see the slide show, below
Our annual fundraiser a "Hermosa Saturday Night," was a great success. This year we celebrated our neighbor Custer State Park on its centennial year.
Schedule of Events--- 5 pm -- Doors opened to the public. Free admission! Sale of Lucky Number Raffle tickets and Silent Auction sign-up started immediately. 5:30 pm -- Supper of Sloppy Joes, chips, beverages, and HAHA's famous brownies and desserts. Meal was offered for a free-will donation. 6:15 pm -- Sally Svenson, local musician and long-time Park employee, debuted her songs honoring Custer State Park. 6:30 pm -- Speakers Craig Pugsley and Dick Miller spoke about the history of the Park and told stories about their experiences. Craig Pugsley is a former Interpretive Director of Custer State Park and Dick Miller is a former Superintendent of the Park. 7:30 pm -- Cash prizes were awarded for the Lucky Number Raffle and Silent Auction items went to the highest bidders.
Saturday, March 16 -- Journal-Writing Workshop with local author Linda M. Hasselstrom Presented by Hermosa Arts & History Association and the Hermosa Library
We had a wonderful HAHA Journal Writing workshop on Saturday. A huge THANK YOU to Linda M. Hasselstrom for teaching this free class.
16 women attended and learned much from Linda's suggestions about using a journal, 2-minute writing exercises in class, Linda's stories about her writing life, and some thoughtful group discussion. Women went home inspired to write in their journals!
During the lunch break everyone stepped outside to enjoy the warmth of the sun and the fresh, blue sky. A few of us toured the HAHA Museum, though many exhibits are covered against dust until the next Museum Open House.
Our hero of the day was Bert, from the Hermosa Library, who supplied coffee and snacks for our breaks.
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