15 July 2015:

Membership Renewals may be done online using the "join Today" tab.  Simply select your desired price and enter your name, and your renewal will be processed. 

Please do not forget to fill out the registration form as well as payment information. 
Tickets are currently only available online or at a society meeting.
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26 April 2015- General Membership Meeting
New officers Were appointed. Please see Officers page for the new officers/positions.

2015 1880 Train Ride Adventure tickets will now be available up to and on the day of the event. 

29 March 2015
General Membership Meeting
10:00 AM 
Black Hills Bagels
913 Mount Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701

Agenda includes:
Final planning for 1880 Train Ride
Society Calendar Details
Society Legal Status

7 March 2015 - Black Hills Steampunk Society and The Blind Lion Present

13 October 2014 - Photostream From The Lead Homestake Opera House Steampunk Bash!

The Steampunk Bash in Lead SD was a grand time!  I have added photos from the event to our imgur page, and more will be added as they become available. 

9/1/2014 - Meeting Notes!

Carl Holloman
Ashley Kiefer
Bill Knight
Ana Roop

Paid Members
Don Nelson
Allison Drtina Swanson
Andrew Drtina Swanson

cat moran
Cori McCreery
Barbara McCormack
Ian Jetty
Tim Morgan

scrimshaw class went well, packet is online for people to peruse


Classes will be held on a voluntary business

Jake and scott were our non-member liasons to the lead opera house,
Ashley talked to sarah about it, they want us to be the street team for advertizing the Saturday october 11 event, with Good Co and a steampunk Ball.  Ashley wants to see if we can get discounts on tickets for the steampunk society.

we talked briefly about organizing group trips to other regional steampunk events


Ashley will be getting our presence onto the Arts Rapid City page

possible venues for winter ball
Ft hays
Alex Johnson

The club is invited to ride adventure truck in the holy terror days parade

bill brought up that the lampheres are having a burner therapy event, more information is needed.

Our Facebook Group: <-This is where the action happens right now.

Please excuse the mess. We are under construction and will soon be in a presentable condition



Black Hills Steampunk Society to Hold First Annual Summer Fete.


1880's meets science fiction at William Nordermeer Formal Gardens


Rapid City, SD, USA, 14 July 2014


The Black Hills Steampunk Society will be holding their First Annual Summer Fete on Saturday July 19th in the William Nordermeer Formal Gardens in Sioux Park, Rapid City. The Society is a regional hobby club that mixes the atmosphere of the late 1800's to early 1900's with science fiction, Ala Jules Verne, Arthur Conan Doyle and H.P. Lovecraft. The Summer Fete, which is free and open to the public, is an outdoor celebration that incorporates traditional and not-so traditional garden games, arts & crafts vendors and a cold-item potluck picnic.


The BH Steampunk Society was formed early this year and strives to provide a creative outlet for costumers, jewelers, prop makers, writers and others who appreciate the steampunk aesthetic. This is the Society's second public event this year, having just recently hosted a costumed ride on the 1880's train in Keystone/Hill City. Many of the members take delight in attending events in elaborate costumes and exploring the real history of the turn of the 20th century. 

The Summer Fete will run from 10:00 am until 6:00 PM on Saturday. Events sand games to be held will include croquet, bocce ball, nerf gun deuling, badminton, and tea deuling. Attendees are encouraged to bring a cold dish to share for the pot luck, while the Society will provide drinks, utensils and blankets for picnicing. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Lord Commissar Carl Holloman



In the meantime, here is a photo from our 1880 Train and Southern Hills Excursion.