Upcoming and Past Events
Wednesday Evening Programs
Old Trail Museum will continue to provide Wednesday evening programs throughout the summer months. We have confirmed our program dates and the presenters for the 2017 season . On July 19, 2017 Nancy Thornton, a local historian, will provide us with a program about her newly published book and further information at 7:00 at the School House in the Museum Complex. On August 2, 2017 we are presenting a program about the history of the South Fork and of the Circle 8 Ranch at the Stage Stop Inn at 7:00 pm. On August 16, 2017 Dave Shea will provide a program about the 50th anniversary about Grizzly bear attacks and information about the book, Mark of the Grizzly. This program will be at 7:00 at the School House in the Museum Complex. Please watch the Choteau Acantha for further details also.
Our day camp program continues in 2017.
Old Trail Museum will be providing a one week day camp for children entering 1st grade through 5th grade this summer.
The camp dates have been set. July 24th through July 28, 2017. Dates will also be placed in the Choteau Acantha.
Classes are limited to 12 children per week. The camp will be hands-on, so children need to wear shoes suitable for nature hikes and clothes that can get messy. There will be guest speakers, crafts, nature trips, snacks and lots of fun for any one attending.
Cost is $70.00 per child per week and goes from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.
Child will need to provide their own lunch every day except Friday. Call 466-5332 or 899-6000 to register your child.
Wild Game Feed
We are very excited about our Wild Game Feed Potluck that will be held on March 24, 2018. The event will be held in the Rocky Mountain convention center at the Stage Stop Inn in Choteau beginning at 5:30 pm. This event will include a no host bar, potluck, silent auction and live auction. The potluck features wild game prepared by some participants but is not limited to just wild game. People are encouraged to bring all kinds of non-wild dishes too. We hope to have a wonderful turnout for this event. With the Potluck being held in the convention center we will have so much more room to enjoy the meal and to view the auction items.
Interpretive Tours of the Old North Trail
Two interpretive tours of the Old North Trail will be offered this summer. These tours will be led by Anne Dellwo, Dave and V.V. Shea and David Hartman. The dates have been set. The North Tour will be on July 15th and the South Tour will be on July 22nd. Times and dates will be published again in the Great Falls Tribune Hot Ticket and the Choteau Acantha. If you have not had the opportunity to go on one of these tours now is the time to sign up. These tours are so informative and brings you back to the late 1800's and early 1900's and how our pioneers lived and where they lived. There are many artifacts still there.
Circle 8 Ranch Program
In July 2017 we are planning on putting on a program about the Circle 8 Ranch. How it came to be and how it was run. We have slides of the ranch that date back to the 1940's through the 1960's and we will show these with a commentary explaining each slide. We hope the public will want to go back in history and enjoy these delightful slides. The date has been set for August 2, 2017 at the Stage Stop Inn. We hope to have a good turnout for this program.
The Old Trail Museum board wants to let the public know that the Schoolhouse at the museum is available for a minimal rental fee. This is a great place to hold small parties, meetings and other events as there is a full kitchen, bathroom, meeting room and a deck and large lawn area in the back. Contact the museum at 406-466-5332 if you are interested in renting the building.