bbb badge

Living History

Living History


Living History….. history comes to life

Havre’s Tourism Committee would like to give people the opportunity to learn about Havre’s History by experiencing it.  Havre locals will bring historical attractions to life for its fourth annual “LIVING HISTORY” Saturday, June 3rd.  

Tour the grandest and once largest military post in Montana and the U.S., Fort Assinniboine, on Saturday, June 3rd from 10am-3:30pm. Check out the display of hides and guns. Each hour a cannon shot will be fired. Old time music will make this step back in time “real.”  A special rate of $5.00 per adult and $3.00 for 18 and under is being offered for the day. Tours on the Black Jack touring wagon will be on the half hour. 

Havre Beneath the Streets underground tours come to life on Living History Day. This day allows one to take the tour and see the Old West at its best in the Sporting Eagle Saloon. Shop at Gourley Brothers Bakery and purchase a tasty homemade pastry made fresh. Hungry from your tour, receive a meat sample from Havre's Meat Market. Have a sweet tooth, get your choice of old fashion penny candy available to buy at Holland and Son Mercantile. Saturday's tours will start at 9am, will run every half hour and catch the last tour at 4pm. Appointments for tours are welcomed. A special rate of $8.00 a person will be offered for tours on Saturday, June 3rd.

Head on up to the Buffalo Jump and take a walk back in history.  The Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump is the only one where you will view artifacts in their natural state.  The Buffalo Jump tours will take place from 9am-4pm.  A “Stone Boiling” demonstration will take place from 11am-2pm next to the Interpretive Center.  Tours will be given at a special reduced rate of $9.00 for adults, $8.00 for seniors and $6.00 for students.

The H. Earl Clack Museum will participate in Havre's Living History Day with a speaker from the Hometown Humanities Project.   Anne Foster will present on “Alcohol, Corsets and the Vote”, a presentation on women’s suffrage.  Humanities Montana strives to enrich the lives of Montanans by fostering inquiry and stimulating civil and informed conversations about the human experience.  The presentation will take place in front of the museum at Holiday Village Mall at 1P.M. The museum will be open 11 am-5pm.

Hi Line Heritage House Museum  

High Line Heritage Museum will host a "Tea with Mrs. Mathews" program, which will include tea and etiquette during the Victorian era. Also enjoy cookies whose recipe comes from the Victorian/Edwardian era. The historic Mathews home, located at 124 Third Street, was constructed circa 1898 and is believed to be the second oldest single-family home in Havre. Tours will be 10am – 5pm

Bus Schedule for Living History

10:30 Town Square/Havre Beneath the Streets/ High Line Heritage House Museum

10:45 Buffalo Jump/Museum

11:00 Fort Assinnibione

11:15 Town Square/Havre Beneath the Streets/ High Line Heritage House Museum

11:30 Buffalo Jump/Museum

11:45 Fort Assinniboine

12:00 Town Square/Havre Beneath the Streets/ High Line Heritage House Museum

12:15 Buffalo Jump/Museum

12:30 Fort Assinnboine

12:45 Town Square/Havre Beneath the Streets/ High Line Heritage House Museum

1:00 Buffalo Jump/Museum

1:15 Fort Assinnboine

1:30 Town Square/ Havre Beneath the Streets/ High Line Heritage House Museum

1:45 Buffalo Jump

2:00 Fort Assinniboine last run will be from the Fort. The will stop at Buffalo Jump if needed and the Town Square for the final drops of the day