Top Menu

Archive | History

Fort Benton 2014 016

Fort Benton’s Museums Open for the Season

Last Friday evening I drove to Fort Benton for their annual “firing of the cannon” to signal opening day for the community’s museums. I was a bit late after scrambling through the work day but the drive was gorgeous and I gradually began to wind down by time I took the turn in to Fort Benton. […]

Continue Reading
Bear Paw Battlefield 111

A Solemn Experience at Bear Paw Battlefield

This past Saturday, October 5, was the 136th anniversary of the surrender of Chief Joseph’s Nez Perce people at Bear Paw Battlefield south of Chinook, MT. Every year several members from the Nez Perce tribe, National Park Service, and some nearby coordinators at Fort Belknap Indian Reservation organize a ceremony at the battlefield on the Saturday nearest to […]

Continue Reading
Russell Museum 002

A Tip of the Hat to Charlie Russell

In celebration of the National Day of the Cowboy, the Charles M. Russell Museum in Great Falls held an event last weekend called Saddles and Spurs. The museum complex covers one full city block in the northside residential area of Great Falls and includes the galleries, Charlie’s log studio (including tipi poles) and the house […]

Continue Reading
ParisGibson

Paris Gibson, Founder of Great Falls

A lunch break the other day in Gibson Park, one of Great Falls’ most centrally located parks, had me getting my camera out for some photos. A local garden club and the Great Falls Park & Recreation Department make sure the park looks great for all of the events there. On Wednesday evenings in the […]

Continue Reading