Bellman: D.C. & Ruby Booth

Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery


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On Wednesday, Aug. 4 at noon, join us at the Matthews Opera House for a special presentation from the Matthews Opera House Readers’ Theatre featuring Max G. Merchen as DeWitt Clinton (D.C.) Booth & LeeAnn Paananen as Ruby Hines Booth. Learn about D.C. and Ruby and the role they played in the Spearfish community during the early 1900s. This FREE presentation is part of the 125th D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery Anniversary Celebration.

About the Bellman Brown Bag Series

The Bellman Brown Bag series is a humanities program designed to explore ideas, history, literature, art and culture. The Brown Bag program was developed by Dr. Stewart Bellman in the 1990’s. Recognizing the Matthews Opera House as an ideal venue for the exploration of humanities topics, he engaged a line-up of speakers to present programs on a range of humanities topics each month.

Dr. Bellman was a professor of English at Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD. His teaching career spanned thirty years. Bellman retired from BHSU and passed away in November 2002.

Programs are presented on the second Wednesday of each month, noon to 1pm. Designed to begin and end within the lunch hour, patrons are invited to bring their lunch, if desired, or simply enjoy an hour of learning and entertainment.  This is an opportunity to gain insight into themes that touch our daily lives.


Date and Time:


Wednesday, August 4, 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




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