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The RCHS Class of '55 "Pap" Madison Cabin Legacy Project

The cabin at Halley ParkOn the way to The Journey Museum

"Pap" Madison settled in the Black Hills in 1876. His cabin, which is considered the oldest building in Rapid City, was moved to The Journey Museum campus on New York Street for the public to enjoy.  There it awaited for restoration unitl the RCHS Class of '55 arrived on the scene for its 60'th reunion. You can read more about the project and the move of the building in the Rapid City Daily Journal article here  (the link will open a new tab or page in your browser).

The RCHS Class of '55 took on the project of funding the restoration with the assistance of a matching grant from the Deadwood Historical Society, thus both giving back to our town, and providing a lasting legacy from the Class of '55

Our Goal:  $7,262     Our Current Donations:  $7720    See who has contributed  

WE DID IT !! CONGRATULATIONS RCHS CLASS OF 1955 !

You can see the actual project estimate details, what we payed for Here  (the document will open in a new window or tab).

While we have met our goal, the project incurred an additional $700 due to a need to upgrade the concrete. We will apply any funds exceeding our goal to this additional cost, along with any residual funds in the class bank account when all reunion expenses have been paid (this latter by vote of the classmates in attendance).

Further contributions are appreciated.

This website will show you the progress  we make toward the goal as the contributions come in.

Donation checks (tax deductible!) should be made out to The Journey Museum and sent to:

Marjorie Kenefick
4640 Sturgis Rd. #27
Rapid City, SD  57702

Thank you for your support

Your Reunion Committee: Loretta Hill, Marjorie Kenefick, Clark Kurtz, Lynn Kurtz, David Olsen, Jerry Owens, Kay Pearson, Chuck Rambow, Gladys Storm (Chairman)