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Preservation Thursday: I Remember My Childhood in Deadwood

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DEADWOOD, S.D. – Well known, life-long residents Linda Maxwell and Louie LaLonde will host Preservation Thursday: I Remember My Childhood in Deadwood on January 11, 2007 at 5:15 p.m. in the Pioneer Room at the Adams Museum, 54 Sherman St. Guests are invited to join the discussion and share their memories as well. The forum is open to the public, free of charge and wheelchair accessible. Linda Maxwell and Louie LaLonde are the daughters of the late Lou and Marion Keehn. Along with their sister Lori and brother Gary, they are co-owners of the Old Style Saloon No.10 – a famous watering hole located on Deadwood’s Main St. that has been in the family since 1963. Today, Ms. LaLonde serves as the Saloon’s general manager and Ms. Maxwell is best known as a prize-winning Cheesecake Diva. In 2007 the Adams Museum and the Historic Adams House will celebrate Deadwood's children, past and present, through lectures, workshops, exhibits, original research and other public programs that will focus on the theme Innocence and Avarice: Coming of Age in a Black Hills Gold Camp. Programs and special events will explore the wide range of childhood experiences in the Gulch, from its raucous beginnings captured in photographs, written text and oral history, to a rich present shared through the creative, domestic, agricultural and commercial work of area youth. This program is sponsored by: the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort, Deadwood Gulch Resort & Gaming, and Gold Dust/Holiday Inn Express. -30- The Adams Museum, Historic Adams House and Homestake-Adams Research Center identify, preserve, collect, interpret and promote the history and culture of Deadwood and the surrounding Black Hills.