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An Old West Afternoon

Sunday afternoon was one of those perfect summer days – temps about 90, no humidity, a light breeze, cottonball-like clouds and blue sky. I decided to attend an outdoor concert on the lawn at the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT. Music was provided by the Old West Trio, aptly named because they played songs of the old West and there were three of them!

A couple seated behind me said they heard this group play last year and wouldn’t have missed them for anything this year. When I went I had planned to stay for an hour or so and then do my weekend errands. Three hours later, I realized they were getting close to the end and I quickly rushed over to buy a CD (reasonably priced I might add).

A nice sized group of people had followed the shade all afternoon. I started under a large shade tree, some were under an awning and some moved as the sun moved, but very few left. What a pleasant Montana afternoon.

The C. M. Russell sponsors several events throughout the summer and fall. Saturday, August 22 will be an outdoor chautauqua, a series of lectures where actors will talk about or portray Charlie & Nancy Russell and Will Rogers.  Saturday, September 12 is an On The Spot evaluation event and that evening is the annual Masters in Miniature show.

Step back into the Old West at the Russell Museum in Great Falls, open year round.

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