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”.
Tour the grandest and once largest military post in Montana and the U.S., Fort Assinniboine from 10am-3:30pm. Check out the display of hides and guns. Each hour a cannon shot will be fired by members of the Bullhook Bottoms Black Powder Club. 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 during Living History.
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 along with berry pudding tasting will take place from 11am-2pm next to the Interpretive Center. Tours will be given at a special reduced rate. Admission all day: Adults and seniors $7.00 - Jr (age 13-17) $6.00 -Students (6-12) $4.00.
The H. Earl Clack Museum will participate in Havre's Living History Day bringing to life the days of one room country schoolhouse classes through skits that will take place every half hour from 10:30am- 3:30pm. Enjoy lemonade and cookies.
Hi Line Heritage House Museum
This year's Living History program will follow Mrs. Mary Daniel, one of the Mathews servants, during a typical work day in 1910. Census records show the Mathews had two live-in servants in 1910; Daniel and Paul Tajima, who was Japanese. He later became an Episcopal minister. For Living History day, tours will start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. fee charged