Old Trail Museum board members Dave & V.V. Shea and Jim Nys, and volunteer Dave Hartman, have offered to lead and narrate two one day tours of the Old North Trail, located along the mountain front west of Choteau. One tour will be North and one South of the Teton River. Each tour will be… Continue reading Old North Trail Tours Scheduled
We are very excited about our Wild Game Feed Potluck that will be held on March 26, 2022. 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… Continue reading 2022 Wild Game Feed
OTM Board member, tour guide and naturalist Dave Shea was interviewed on Montana Public Radio. Give it a listen.
The following are images of the buildings that comprise the former Circle 8 Guest Ranch, now the Nature Conservancy’s Pine Butte Ranch. The ranch was founded in the 1930’s by Ken and Alice Gleason near land, on the south Fork of the Teton River, that had been settled by a community of Metis.
The Old Trail Museum has launched a newly updated website at www.oldtrailmuseum.org. The website adds information on the Rocky Mountain Front and local photos to the already existing information on the Museum and its dinosaur and historical exhibits. The new website will be updated frequently with information from our collections. The Museum is located at… Continue reading New Website Launched
Looking back on the 2021 season of the Old Trail Museum With an almost normal season the Old Trail Museum welcomed 3,278 visitors into the museum. Of this total 1,615 were from out of state, 1,496 were from in-state, 137 from Choteau, 3 from Canada and 27 from out of country. OTM was open 6… Continue reading 2021 at the OTM
Amazing Toys in Great Falls closed their business and in this store was a scapula bone from a Ceratopsian Dinosaur. Anyone interested in the bone needed to write up a request letter and the owners Dave and Diana Campbell would determine who received it. Old Trail Museum was the recipient of the donated bone. So… Continue reading Dinosaur Bone Added to Collection
Old Trail Museum will continue to provide Wednesday evening programs throughout the summer months. When we confirm our program dates and the presenters for the 2022 season, they will be published in the Choteau Acantha.
In 2018 Candi Zion applied for a grant through the Montana History Foundation in an effort to record Oral stories of the area, then document important places and pursue a historical designation on the north and south forks of the Teton River Canyon west of Choteau. Candi said the goal is to capture histories of… Continue reading Montana History Foundation Award OLD NEWS but still interesting