About forty volunteers from the surrounding region help in every aspect of HAHA’s work, bringing baked goods to sales, soliciting and donating items for the silent auction at the April fund raiser, setting up furnishings for special events, contributing their labor to work on the museum, and helping with any project HAHA initiates.

Hermosa Arts and History Association has a very active, involved board of directors who meet monthly for a regular business meeting and more often to discuss on-going projects.

Phone: 605-219-5894       Email: hermosaartsandhistory@gmail.com


Affiliations / Memberships:

Association of South Dakota Museums

American Association for State and Local History


Board Members, listed with their other affiliations are:

John Preston, President

Custer County Housing and Urban Development, Board Member

Black Hills Home Builders Association

Southern Hills Association of Realtors

Black Hills Association of Realtors

Custer County Chamber of Commerce

Hermosa Baseball / Softball Program, Board Member / Coach

Hermosa United Church of Christ, Past President


Rick Mills, Past President

South Dakota State Railroad Museum, LTD., Board President

Minnilusa Historical Society

Custer County Historical Society

Black Hills Railway Society, Past President

Chicago and North Western Historical Society

Burlington Route Historical Society

National Railway Historical Society

South Dakota State Historical Society

Black Hills Corral of Westerners International


Delmar Clarke, Vice President

American Legion Post 303


Bonnie Miller & Donna Evjen  - Secretaries


Linda M. Hasselstrom - Alternate Secretary

HAHA Board member since 2011; Historical Coordinator since 2013

Resident writer, Windbreak House Writing Retreats, Hermosa, S.D. since 1996 

Author of 17 books centered on western South Dakota

Special Consultant, Rural Lit R. A. L. L. Y. initiative, SUNY Buffalo, NY, since 2012

Scholar / speaker, South Dakota Humanities Council 2000-2012

Performer, The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Elko, NV

Visiting faculty, MFA in Creative Writing & EnvironmentIowa State University 2008-2011

On line mentor, University of Minnesota / Split Rock, 2003-2010

Advisor, Voice in the American West Series, Texas Tech University Press since 2007

Honorary Member, South Dakota Humanities Foundation Board since 2007


Roberta Upton, Treasurer

Assistant Library Director, Hermosa Branch Library

Black Hills Quilters Guild


Michael Proios

Hermosa Arts and History Association Web Master and Photographer


American Historical Truck Society Member

Counts of the Cobblestone Car Club Member

Dakotas Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club Member & Web Master