Contact the 1881 Courthouse Museum at 605-673-2443 for information on joining the Custer County Historical Society...only $10 per year helps support the Museum!

The Museum Opens on May 5, 2018

Winter Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 12pm
Contact Us At: (605) 673-2443 Email:
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PO Box 826  Custer, SD 57730

1881 Courthouse Museum presents Southern Black Hills history from
 General George Armstrong Custer's 1874 Expedition to today's heritage


2018 Marks 43 Years as a Museum
   Following the announcement in 1973 by Custer County Board of Commissioners that a new courthouse would be built and the
old building retired, the Custer County Historical Society initiated a petition throughout the county requesting that the old historical
building be turned over to the Society and be converted into a museum to preserve the history of the Southern Black Hills.
   Over the next two years, the transformation of Custer County government took place and in the year 1975 the new building
was complete and the old courthouse was vacant.  It was that year the museum was born, and serves as the permanent
repository of the vast and fascinating history of Custer County, South Dakota.

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