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.  

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


Kelly Edwards, Secretary

Originally from the Chicago area 

Former President of the Chief Blackhawk Society of the Children of the American Revolution

First Wesleyan Church, Rapid City


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