Take a journey back in time
On Saturday, July 12th, at 6:30 pm you will have a special opportunity to relive the past as the 7th Cavalry Drum & Bugle Corps, a re-enactor band from Rapid City, SD comes to Ft. Meade. They will be performing a free concert in front of the Ft. Meade Cavalry Museum, with a program of marches, period and patriotic music. Beginning at 5 p.m. there will be a free hot dog feed, period games, and museum tours.
In the late 1800’s Ft. Meade served not only as the ‘Peace Keeper Post’ in Dakota Territory, but also as the center of society and social life, as well. Concerts, dances and balls were held there for the troops, visiting dignitaries, and surrounding communities. The parade ground, in the center of the fort, would often echo with the sounds of drums and bugles from official ceremonies and friendly gatherings. Standing on the parade ground today you are still surrounded by buildings dating back to the turn of the last century. The Ft. Meade Museum itself is located in the old Command Headquarters building, built in 1912.
Come enjoy a summer evening, learn the connection between Ft. Meade and the Star Spangles Banner, and drift back in time as the bugles, once again, ring out against the Hills. Donations are accepted and will go to support the work of the Ft. Meade Museum and Historical Society.
The Fort Meade Museum is located one mile east of Sturgis on Hwy 79. For more information call 347-2556 or 347-9822.