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Celebrate at Fort Connah

The Fort Connah Restoration Society will celebrate Angus McDonald Days in honor of his 200th birthday during the Fall Open House Rendezvous Saturday, Sept. 10, through Wednesday, Sept. 14. This five-day, free event, open to the public, is a great opportunity to see the 1846 historic Hudson’s Bay Fort Connah Trading Post come to life.

The event includes demonstrations of time-era activities, crafts, kids’ games, a Moose Creek chuck wagon-style barbecue, a baked goods sale, plus beer and wine.

The main events will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Historical talks follow the opening ceremony featuring the Montana Highlander Bagpipe Band at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. The band will also play at 3:30 p.m. in conjunction with a cake-cutting ceremony.

On Monday through Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m. the Buckskinner Camp, Traders and Fort will be open and free to the public. Vendors and campers are free with society membership. Campers may set up Friday, Sept. 9. Contact Al Williams, Booshway, at 406-546-5067, or for more information. For general information and trader/demonstrator set-ups, call Carolyn Corey/Preston Miller at 406-745-4336 or email

Fort Connah is located 6 miles north of St. Ignatius at mile marker 39 east of Highway 93.

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