Commemorating 100 Years
of the National Park Service
October 13, 14, 15, 2016
Details and housing information
The 24th Annual West River History Conference, will be held October 13-15, 2016 at the BW Ramkota Hotel in Rapid City. The theme of this year’s conference is Commemorating 100 Years of the National Park Service .
To help us celebrate this achievement will be President Theodore Roosevelt himself! The 26th president established the first 18 national monuments (including our own Devil’s Tower), the first 4 game preserves, the first 21 reclamation projects, designated 150 national forests (including the Black Hills National Forest headed by his friend, Seth Bullock), the first 51 federal bird reservations and five national parks. Theodore Roosevelt is portrayed by Joe Wiegand – Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, Medora, ND.
The collected papers of the conference are published annually in a permanent bound volume available for purchase by schools, libraries, museums and other interested parties. Prizes for the best papers in adult and student categories will be awarded.
West River History Conference, Inc.
PO Box 9276
Rapid City, SD 57709