The Yellowstone Gateway Museum announces its fall speaker series, A Ranching Roundup: Story and Song, beginning Wednesday, October 2. The first program is “Bulls, Bruises, & Brotherhood: Stories of a Rodeo Bullfighter,” presented by Ray Ansotegui, rodeo bullfighter. 7:00 pm, Park Photo, 115 S. Main St., Livingston. Raymond Ansotegui will give a presentation about the
Westside Historic District, and Bars and Brothels Walking Tours Hosted by Yellowstone Gateway Museum
Two walking tours are offered weekly through September by the Yellowstone Gateway Museum. The “Westside Historic District: Movers and Shakers” tour are on Tuesdays, 1:00pm, beginning July 9. “Bars and Brothels: Livingston’s Lively Legacy,” are on Thursdays, 5:30pm, beginning July 11. Historic research is augmented by stories and historic photographs from the museum’s collections. Tickets
Bring your friends and family to the Yellowstone Gateway Museum in Livingston and test your Park County landscape knowledge! The gala opening for the museum’s newest exhibit, Vignettes of History: Cultural Landscapes of Park County, is slated for Thursday, June 6, 5:30-7:30 pm, 118 W. Chinook St., Livingston. This multi-media, interactive exhibit features artisans from
Livingston: Ray Alt Living History Day at the Yellowstone Gateway Museum is Saturday, June 1, from 10 AM to 5 PM. Throughout the day, artisans demonstrate primitive arts: flint knapping, blacksmithing, painting, Dutch-oven cooking and more on the museum grounds. Teachers give lessons in the one-room schoolhouse. Native American traditional games are offered at various
The Yellowstone Gateway Museum’s final Culture of the 19th Century speaker series program is on Wednesday, May 8. “A Verdigris Legacy: The far reach of Copper King William Andrews Clark” is presented by historian and writer Robert Brock. The free program is held at 7:00 pm at Park Photo, 115 S. Main St., Livingston.
The third program in the Yellowstone Gateway Museum’s Culture of the 19th Century speaker series continues with the Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau program “Me and Martha: Intimate Reflections by Dora DuFran about the Real Life of Calamity Jane” with Mary Jane Bradbury on Wednesday, April 24. Partial funding for the Speakers Bureau program is
The third program in the Yellowstone Gateway Museum’s Culture of the 19th Century speaker series continues on Thursday, April 11, “Fort Parker: The First Crow Indian Agency,” presented by Crystal Alegria and Shane Doyle of Extreme History, Bozeman. Remaining programs are about Calamity Jane and Copper King William A. Clark. The free programs are held
The deadline has been extended to May 1 for past and present Park County, Montana residents to participate in Vignettes of History: Cultural Landscapes of Park County, a new multi-media exhibit. The exhibit portrays well-known and obscure cultural landscapes of Park County—the exterior of buildings, roads, fences, bridges, rock structures, and other “permanent” human-made structures.
The third program in the Yellowstone Gateway Museum’s Culture of the 19th Century speaker series is on Wednesday, March 27, “Temptation: Bars, Brothels, and the Law in Livingston,” with Karen Reinhart, presenter. Reinhart discusses drinking establishments and the red-light district from 1883 to the 1960s, and the challenges the businesses faced, including prohibition. The program
During the period 1878-1916, stagecoach tourism in Yellowstone—spearheaded by four transportation companies and dozens of independent drivers, with their hundreds of gaily bedecked horses—evolved into a smoothly-functioning adventure that guided thousands of visitors through Yellowstone and converted park villages from frontier hard-scrabbles of log cabins into picturesque, pastoral villages that provided comfort in the midst