Exhibit Journal

Carbon County Historical Society & Museum

Exhibit Dates: April 13 – June 16, 2018
Location: Red Lodge, MT
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Sneak Peek Preview, Thursday, April 12: All donors, members and sponsors are invited to the unveiling of Bison. A conversation will be had about the exhibit and its relevance to the Carbon County Area. A special thanks to our sponsors for making this exhibit possible: National Bison Foundation, Montana Bison Association, Humanities Montana, Buchanan Capital, Don & Bobbie Woerner, Richard and LuDon DeVille, and Dan and JoAnne Coolidge.

Living History: A Visit with an 1879 American Fur Trader, Greg Smith, Wednesday April 25: Smith brings to life the adventures and stories of James W. Schultz through the fictitious character of Jim Deakins. The year is 1879 and through Jim Deakins audiences take part in the hunting of the last of the great bison herds, share in the adventures of the Blackfeet and their enemy the Crow, and hear stories of that “foolishness” called Yellowstone National Park. Finally, Jim Deakins shares a powerful gift given by the Blackfoot medicine warrior Red Eagle. So come on along and join Jim Deakins in the year 1879! This evening brought to you free by Humanities Montana.

Bison, A Fundraiser Dinner, Saturday, May 19: Join us to celebrate the return of the bison as we also celebrate the revival of our beautiful museum. The 1909 Labor Temple that is our home is in need of repairs. This evening is a celebration for all we have accomplished and all that is to come as we kick off the endowment campaign to ensure the future of Carbon County Historical Society & Museum. This meal is provided by Pom Italian, Buchanan Capital and Montana Buffalo USA.

Founders Day, Saturday, June 2: This year’s guest of honor for Founders Day is Burt, the baby bison. Burt will be at the museum to see a real bison up close and personal, with the opportunity to pet him and feel his warm, thick coat. You will also get the opportunity to go on an exhibit scavenger hunt, searching for artifacts and information in the exhibit for your chance to win prizes. Make it an all day event by bringing a lunch and enjoying our new picnic area outside. This day is presented in partnership with Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, Don Woerner and Humanities Montana.