January 12, 2018
RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA: Conor McMahon, Chief Curator of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB), will present a lecture entitled, The Life and Times of Ben Black Elk, on Friday, February 16, 2018, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. The presentation is in conjunction with the Journey Museum’s Turtle Soup Lecture Series.
Benjamin Black Elk, often referred to as the “fifth face of Mt. Rushmore,” is best known for the two decades he spent at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, posing for photographs with visitors. The Sioux Indian Museum holds a collection of clothing and other items worn by Mr. Black Elk in many of these photos. Selected items from this collection will be on view during the presentation.
The Sioux Indian Museum, managed by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior, is located in The Journey Museum, 222 New York Street, Rapid City, SD 57701. For admission fees and hours of operation please call (605) 394-6923.