To help those of us who thrive on history (as well as those of us who weren’t paying attention back in the day), Larry Mayes, Colonel USAF (retired) has spent many hours condensing the broad scope of information about the Vietnam Conflict into an hour long program. He will present “A History of the Vietnam Conflict” on Friday, September 15th, at 12:00noon in the program room of the Sturgis Library.



Knowing there are two sides to everything, “Turmoil in The USA” will follow on Friday, September 29th, with the same presenter, time and place.



Larry Mayes is a native South Dakotan with a degree in history from Northern State University. While spending thirty years in the US Air Force, he served in Vietnam, fifteen other foreign countries, and earned Master’s degrees in Counseling and Public Administration. He retired to Rapid City in 1998 along with his wife, Pat.



This program is being presented in conjunction with the “Sturgis Big Read”. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest


  • Starting Friday, September 15th, 2017, repeated every 2 weeks on Friday until Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Sturgis Public Library

1040 Harley-Davidson Way
Sturgis, SD 57785