RAPID CITY, SD (KOTA-TV) For the first time ever, the Blue Jeans Ball was held to raise money for the museum's education, preservation, and interpretation mission.
Five museum board members offered to raise $7,000 dollars -- in hopes that the same amount of money could be matched by those attending the event.
A unique piece of art history for Rapid City was even auctioned off -- all to raise money for this Rapid City institution.
Never before reproduced by a Pioneer artist named Grace French, she came to Rapid City in 1885 lived here her whole life, of Canyon Lake probably painted in 1890. says Donna Fisher
Meteorologist Mike Modrick held a live auction -- as well as a raffle drawing for a case of wine that was donated by Eric Gardner