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Posted on: July 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Rockpile Museum Hosts Artist-In-Residence Joyce Jefferson

Aunt Sally

The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is pleased to announce that they will be hosting South Dakota Humanities Speakers Bureau Scholar, Living Historian, and Storyteller Joyce Jefferson. Joyce Jefferson Creates Stories in Song provides First Person Living History programs that tell the stories of Dakota Territory & South Dakota Sheroes. Ms. Jefferson will be appearing as part of the ongoing Black & Yellow Theatre: Voices of the Powder River Basin programming at the Rockpile Museum. All Black & Yellow Theatre programs are included in the price of Museum Admission.

Ms. Jefferson’s appearances will feature the life stories of four African American women who made a name for themselves from Northeast Wyoming to the Black Hills and beyond. Program subjects and times will be:

Monday, July 19, 2021 – Sarah “Aunt Sally” Campbell (1823-1888) at 10am & 3pm.
 Tuesday, July 20, 2021 – Mary Kercherval (1833-1921) at 10am & 3pm.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 – Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Blair (1859-1943) at 10am & 3pm.
Friday, July 23, 2021 – Lucretia “Aunt Lou” Marchbanks (1832-1911) at 3pm only.

Please visit the Museum’s website at or call 307-682-5723 for more information.  

Collect, Preserve, Educate.  The Campbell County Rockpile Museum tells the story of the Powder River Basin. The Rockpile Museum has exhibits about each of the different periods in the history of the Powder River Basin. The museum3:00  houses large collections of fossils, Native American artifacts, rifles, saddles, horse-drawn vehicles, and energy industry equipment. There are also videos related to the mining, transportation, and use of coal from the local mines. The museum has a full schedule of temporary exhibits and educational programming each year.

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