Young History Explorers Program: Victorian Bozeman - Tea and Trains!
Aug
12
11:00am11:00am

Young History Explorers Program: Victorian Bozeman - Tea and Trains!

The grand finale of our summer programs will celebrate the era of the railroad with a fancy Victorian tea party! Families can learn about how Bozeman changed after the arrival of the railroad, and view artifacts and clothing from the Victorian era. Children can make traditional Victorian and railroad-related crafts. Fancy costumes are encouraged!

Between 11 am and 3 pm, families can stop by the museum to enjoy engaging exhibits, learning activities, and creative crafts. Participation is free with admission. 

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Young History Explorers Program: Exploring with Lewis and Clark!
Jul
22
11:00am11:00am

Young History Explorers Program: Exploring with Lewis and Clark!

Get to know two of Montana's most famous visitors with scientific and historical activities based on the famous 1804 expedition! Children can decorate maps, create their own science journals, explore the plants and animals of Montana, and learn about the American Indian tribes that Lewis and Clark encountered on their journey. 

Between 11 am and 3 pm, families can stop by the museum to enjoy engaging exhibits, learning activities, and creative crafts. Participation is free with admission. 

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Young History Explorers Program: Making a Museum
Jul
6
11:00am11:00am

Young History Explorers Program: Making a Museum

Why do we have museums, and how are museum exhibits made? Visitors during this program can explore these questions while learning about the creative process behind designing a museum or exhibit. Children can visit a series of craft and design stations to create their own mini-museum!

Between 11 am and 3 pm, families can stop by the museum to enjoy engaging exhibits, learning activities, and creative crafts. Participation is free with admission. 

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Young History Explorers Program: Pioneer Adventures
Jun
30
11:00am11:00am

Young History Explorers Program: Pioneer Adventures

Families will learn about life as a pioneer by exploring the museum's cabin and homestead era artifacts, and participating in arts, crafts, and other hands-on activities. The day will include making frontier treats and toys! 

Between 11 am and 3 pm, families can stop by the museum to enjoy engaging exhibits, learning activities, and creative crafts. Participation is free with admission. 

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Young History Explorers Program: Flappers and Outlaws
Jun
10
11:00am11:00am

Young History Explorers Program: Flappers and Outlaws

Experience the Roaring Twenties with the museum's collection of 1920s clothing and artifacts! Children can learn about this unique period in history by decorating Gatsby-era accessories and clothing, playing lawn games, making Art Deco crafts, exploring the museum's jail cells, and participating in a historical mystery at the museum. 

Between 11 am and 3 pm, families can stop by the museum to enjoy engaging exhibits, learning activities, and creative crafts. Participation is free with admission. 

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Books and Brunch
Apr
2
11:00am11:00am

Books and Brunch

The Gallatin Historical Society/Gallatin History Museum is sorry to announce that the Books and Brunch event scheduled for this Sunday on April 2nd at 11:00 am has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Jane Quinn the event chairwoman had a death in the family and had to travel out of state.  Jane has a personal relationship with all the home owners and the special events committee felt that it would be best to postpone the event so that Jane and her family could participate at a later date.

For more information, please call Gallatin History Museum 406-522-8122.

 

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Roosevelt Comes to Bozeman
Nov
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Roosevelt Comes to Bozeman

Please join us for "Roosevelt Comes to Bozeman", Monday November 7th, 6:30 pm at the Gallatin History Museum 317 West Main Bozeman.  This program is free and open to the public and co-sponsored by Humanities Montana and  The Montana Council for History and Civics Education.  

Meet the vibrant 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. Even Roosevelt’s critics admired the man who took on the corporate trusts, charged up San Juan Hill, defied the Party "bosses," built the Panama Canal, defined conservation and won a Nobel Peace Prize. Hear his views on conservation, agriculture, and democracy, all shaped by his Western experience. Portrayed by Archer Ellwein, President Roosevelt talks of his experiences in Montana as a rancher and sportsman. Following his "press conference," the actor/historian comes out of character for further discussion.
 
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Beer Social Hour-Opening of the GHM Brewery Exhibit
Nov
7
5:30pm 5:30pm

Beer Social Hour-Opening of the GHM Brewery Exhibit

Please join the Gallatin History Museum for a casual beer social from 5:30pm to 6:30pm and enjoy beer donated by Bozeman Brewery and 406 Brewery.  This social is in part to celebrate the opening of the new Brewery Exhibit in the main hall of the museum but also to share the museum with the community.  Please feel free to stay after the social for the arrival of Teddy Roosevelt.  President Roosevelt will share some comments about the west and his Presidency.  The evening is free and open to all.  

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Gallatin History Museum Lecture Series-Rachel Phillips-Legendary Locals of Bozeman Hager Auditorium MOR
Oct
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Gallatin History Museum Lecture Series-Rachel Phillips-Legendary Locals of Bozeman Hager Auditorium MOR

We are so pleased to announce that our own Rachel Phillips' book, Legendary Locals of Bozeman, was published this summer and that she will be the featured presenter for our October Lecture. Come hear some of the backstories about our colorful and legendary locals.  

Rachel Phillips was born in Billings, but grew up in Bozeman. She graduated from Bozeman High School and completed a Bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Museum Studies from Montana State University in 2006. After working for the U.S. Postal Service, she accepted a position at the Pioneer Museum (now the Gallatin History Museum) in 2008, to begin the process of digitizing collections. Rachel is now involved with multiple aspects of Museum operation, including overseeing the Research Library, helping to assemble the Quarterly Magazine, managing membership records, greeting visitors, and assisting researchers. 

"From its inception as a supply town during Montana's gold rush in the 1860's, Bozeman has attracted visionaries, leaders, and pioneering thinkers. Bozeman's first mayor, John V. Bogert, established a precedent for keeping the city clean, safe, and orderly. City commissioner and tireless worker Mary Vant Hull spearheaded efforts to build a new library and to expand local parks and trails, and early physician Dr. Henry Foster successfully performed one of the first cesarean sections in Montana. Incredibly talented outdoor advocates and athletes like mountain climber Alex Lowe and long-distance runner Ed Anacker have complemented Bozemans outdoor lifestyle. An emphasis on art, music, and culture began in the 1860's with piano and voice sensation Emma Weeks Willson and today, artist Jim Dolan's sculptures are enjoyed all over town, and illusionist Jay Owenhouse wows children and adults with his live shows. Inspiring individuals like Cody Dieruf, who passed away from cystic fibrosis at the age of 23, and dedicated streetcar driver Larry OBrien have added kindness and courage to local life."

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Sep
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Gallatin History Museum Speaker Series - Michael Herdina - Manhattan's Historic Garden Cafe

The Garden Café in Manhattan, MT has become one of the iconic buildings of downtown Manhattan. However, it was not always a café. It would serve as a vaudeville theater, boxing arena, roller skating rink and as a creamery. Throughout the existence of this building, it has served as a reflection of the Manhattan community as a role. As it proceeds through the twenty first century it continues to be a landmark of Manhattan's past and present.

Please join us as local historian Michael Herdina shares the stories of The Garden Café with his presentation "Lions and Fights and Burgers:  Manhattan's Historic Garden Café"

Wednesday September 14th 6:00 at the Hagar Auditorium Museum of the Rockies. Free and open to the public.

Michael Herdina was born in the Gallatin Valley and was raised in Manhattan. Upon graduation from Manhattan High School in 2002, Michael attended the University of Montana-Western. He graduated in 2007 with a degree in Secondary Education and a major in History and a minor in English. He spent his first six years out teaching in Melstone and Harlowton and recently taught middle school social studies teacher in Gallatin Gateway. Currently, he serves as the director for outreach and development for the Gallatin History Museum In addition to his teaching duties, Michael also serves on the board for the Montana Council for History and Civics Education as well as the state coordinator for Montana National History Day.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys hiking, reading, researching and writing. But most of all he enjoys spending time with his wife Sara and playing with his four year old son Gabriel and his seven month old daughter Rose. 

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Gallatin History Museum Speaker Series-Special Presentation-George Bird Ginnell, Father of Glacier National Park
Aug
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Gallatin History Museum Speaker Series-Special Presentation-George Bird Ginnell, Father of Glacier National Park

Mr. Hugh Grinnell, distant cousin of George Bird Grinnell, impersonates his cousin in period costume and tells his story in a live presentation using projections of historical photos, maps, and quotes to provide a living, first-person presentation of Bird Grinnell’s story. The presentation derives its authenticity from George Bird Grinnell’s own field journals, published books, his editorials over 35 years from Forest and Stream sportsmen’s newspaper, his letters, and letters to him from his contemporaries who figure prominently throughout the 60-minute show. The audience does not “hear about” historical events; it experiences them.

 

An 1870 graduate of Yale College, George Bird Grinnell began his more than 40 years of exploration into the “West” the summer of his graduation where he developed his attitudes about protecting wildlife, conserving water and forests, and protecting the land for U.S. citizens and the lifestyles of the Native Americans.

As a frequent contributor to Forest and Stream sportsmen’s journal, and as eventual editor and owner, he was able to convince his reading public that changes needed to be made in Americans’ attitudes about “conservation”. He recommended and outlined a system of national parks in 1874.

He lobbied State and Federal Congressmen to implement legislation for the protection of what would become national parks. He befriended Teddy Roosevelt whose conservation policy when President was greatly influenced by “Bird” Grinnell. Grinnell is called the “Father of American Conservation” and the “Father of Glacier National Park”. He founded the first Aububon Society to protect non-game birds from extinction.

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4th Annual Barn Tour~Horse Properties
May
14
10:30am10:30am

4th Annual Barn Tour~Horse Properties

Please join the Gallatin History Museum for a day long tour of local historic horse properties. We will provide transportation, sack lunch and information at each property by MSU Associate Professor of Architecture Maire O'Neill. This is a fundraiser for the Gallatin History Museum and tickets will be on sale online and at the museum $45.00 per person. Photographs are encouraged during the event.

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Gallatin History Museum Barn Weekend-Lecture, Pie Social and Tour
May
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Gallatin History Museum Barn Weekend-Lecture, Pie Social and Tour

Please join us Friday night at the museum for a lecture by Maire O'Neill with a pie social to follow. Maire is an Associate Professor of Architecture at MSU with the focus of her work on rural properties. This year the Gallatin History Museum is highlighting horse properties for this very popular event. Tickets will be on sale online or at the museum and is a fundraiser for the Gallatin History Museum-$20.00 includes the lecture and the pie social.

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