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Historic Preservation Resources


National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation protects significant places representing our diverse cultural experience by taking direct action and inspiring broad public support.

Historic Preservation Tax Incentives

This provides information, guidance and applications for federal, state and local funding for historic properties and the opportunity for a property tax incentive.


US Secretary of Interiors Historic Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties are common sense historic preservation principles in non-technical language. They promote historic preservation best practices that will help to protect our nation’s irreplaceable cultural resources.


Historic Homeworks

Helping owners, tradespeople, contractors and professionals understand and maintain their historic and older buildings.



SD State Historic Preservation Office and Heritage Center

The SHPO monitors state, federal, and local government activities which affect cultural and historic resources; provides advice on preservation methods; promotes public education on historical properties; and supports municipal and county historic preservation commissions to advance the state’s economic, social, and educational objectives.


Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

The Visitor Center’s exhibits include historic photographs, videos, science and mining artifacts, and a 3-D model of the underground—from the surface down to the 8,000-foot level. From our deck, view the 1,250-foot-deep Open Cut, an iconic landmark in the Black Hills, and see the many varieties of rock that created this unique landscape. Admission is free.

Black Hills Mining Museum

The Black Hills Mining Museum is located in the mile-high city of Lead.  Our non-profit educational corporationis dedicated to the preservation of the rich mining heritage of the Black Hills of South Dakota.  We invite you to visit us and enjoy our numerous exhibits and activities.

Lead Library—Phoebe Hearst Free Library

The Lead library is a friendly place where patrons and visitors can meet to interact, read a newspaper or magazine, access free public-use computers and wireless internet or just have a cup of coffee and relax.


Fassbender Photographic Collection

Welcome to Historic Black Hills Studios.  This collection features the photographs of the Fassbender family taken over the past century in western South Dakota. Thousands of images have been digitized and converted into a searchable format, based on content and subject.

Homestake Adams Research & Cultural Center

The Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC) houses, preserves and provides public access to one of the nation’s largest collection of Black Hills archival materials. Dating from the 1870s to the present, these materials provide the visitor with a better understanding and appreciation of the people, places, and events that shaped the unique history of the Black Hills.-

Lead Chamber of Commerce

Deadwood Chamber of Commerce


High Plains Western Heritage Center, Spearfish

Opened in 1989, the High Plains Western Heritage Center features a 5-State Regional Museum founded to honor the Old West Pioneers and American Indians of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana.

Deadwood Carnegie Public Library

The Deadwood Carnegie Library continues to serve both Deadwood citizens and visitors. It is also a repository of historic newspapers, photographs, and archives.

Adams Museum, Deadwood

Deadwood History, Inc. inspires the global community by preserving and celebrating the cultural heritage of Deadwood and the Black Hills in the context of the American West through exceptional exhibits, innovative educational programs, and access to extensive collections in unique settings


Lead Historic Preservation

Lead City Hall
801 W Main St
Lead, SD 57754
(605) 581-1401