The Homestake Opera House in Lead is celebrating its 100th birthday this weekend.
The three-level opera house and recreation center opened its doors on Aug. 31, 1914, and became a cultural hub in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. In addition to the theater it had a library and a swimming pool.
The building was heavily damaged by a fire in April 1984, and officials have been working to restore it since. Last December they kicked off a $4.2 million fundraising campaign to renovate the stage.
The weekend centennial celebration begins with a Friday night party and concludes Sunday with photo and video historical presentations. There also will be tours Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
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