About the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center:
The Center is located near the Verendrye Monument in Fort Pierre, South Dakota is a historical museum devoted to the legendary sport of South Dakota rodeo; the history and its stars.
With an extensive collection of the memorabilia and collections of icons Casey Tibbs, 9 times World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider and Mattie Goff Newcombe, the spectacular trick rider of the 1920s, this museum provides a historical view into the rich culture which has made rodeo such an important part of South Dakota history.
New Display Arrives!
Plains Born: South Dakota Ranch Arts Arrives at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center
In the heart of cattle country cowboy and ranch arts come alive! The Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center is proud to announce the “Plains Born: South Dakota Ranch Arts” collection is now on display.
The beautiful, traditional artforms created by these South Dakotans reflects the cowboy and ranch way of life. Bonnie Krogman of Wood created a six-foot painting on wood painted so well it resembles a photograph. Yvonne Hollenbeck of Clearfield stitched a large quilt beautifully detailing the State of South Dakota with a windmill and sunset. Also on display are rawhide braided knives created by Whit Olson of Canistota and beaded boots by Amanda Richardson of Sturgis just to name a few.
Also on display are tooled leatherworks, beaded belts, stories, cartoons and poetry. This display will be at the Rodeo Center now through the end of February. Artist demonstrations will be scheduled sometime next month. The art collection was previously displayed at The Days of ’76 Museum in Deadwood.
Plains Born: South Dakota Ranch Arts is a project of the SD Arts Council/Department of Tourism in cooperation with South Dakotans for the Arts and Deadwood History.