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 annual “LIVING HISTORY” Saturday, June 2nd.
Tour the grandest and once largest military post in Montana and the U.S., Fort Assinniboine, on Saturday, June 2nd from 10am-3:00pm. Check out the display of hides and guns. Each hour a cannon shot will be fired by the Bullhook Bottoms Black Powder Club. Grab lunch in the Historical Hop Room and step aboard for a special tour given on the Black Jack Wagon. A discounted rate of $5.00 per adult and $3.00 for 18 and under is being offered for the day. A very special event is offered this year, starting at 4pm an Old Time Dance will be held. Dinner and a no host bar is offered while learning dances from the past. Cost is $20 individual and $35 a couple.
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 tour rate of $8.00 a person will be available.
Head on up to the Buffalo Jump and take a walk back in history. The Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump is a one of a kind experience. This historical jump is the only one where you will view artifacts in their natural state. The Buffalo Jump tours will take place from 9am-4pm.
The H. Earl Clack Museum will bring history to life by recreating your heritage with hands on events. This hands on history event will be offered for Free from 1pm – 3 pm. The museum will be open its regular hours to tour from 11am-5pm. The H. Earl Clack Museum is also member of the “Dinosaur Trail”
Hi Line Heritage House Museum an Interesting Hill County Women History among the Headstones tours will be given Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:00 p.m. Just meet at the Highland/Calvary cemetery on the hill. Should the weather not cooperate, I will be conducting tours of the High Line Heritage House Museum during normal hours: 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. all three days. Cost for these tours are $10.00 for adults; $5.00 for children 6-12 and under 5 are free with accompanying adult.