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Local museums share event information, hours

ST. IGNATIUS St. Ignatius Mission Church Summer visiting hours for St. Ignatius Mission Church begin Memorial Day weekend. Visitors are welcome to visit from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Visitors may also explore The Sisters of Providence cabin built in 1864, as well as the original Jesuit cabin built in 1854.   The Church is known for its 58 murals which were painted by Brother Carignano, the Jesuit Mission cook. The murals painted from 1904-1905 were damaged when a 100-year-old support beam cracked. Restoration of the murals began in the summer of 2018. The Blessed Virgin Mary mural and the St. Joseph mural have been restored. This summer work will resume with restoration of the...


Killdeer Artisans highlight spring with focus on birds Killdeer Artisans highlight spring with focus on birds

ARLEE –At first glance, the inside of the Hangin’ Art gallery has the look of a bird sanctuary. The newest Killdeer Artisans Guild installation pairs real bird nests with depictions of birds in various mediums.  The spring installation, which opened Saturday, is called “Spring&rsquo...


SAFE Harbor’s ‘Sister Sallie’s’ thrift store opens

RONAN — The new Sister Sallie’s thrift store, a venture to support SAFE Harbor and provide a training venue for victims of violence, has opened its doors in Ronan at the Old Creamery Mall across from Cenex on Highway 93.  An official grand opening is coming up on April 17 although the sto...


Local Museum receives federal humanities grant

News from Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana CHARLO  – The Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana was recently awarded a “Preservation Assistance for Small Institutions” grant in the amount of $5,775 from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant will span an 18-month period...


Mission Valley Museum Consortium shares news

ST. IGNATIUS St. Ignatius Mission Church The St. Ignatius Mission Church is known for its frescoes and murals which were damaged when a 100-year-old support beam cracked.  The St. Ignatius Mission Church anticipates continuation of the restoration this summer. The Mission Church is open dail...


Head Over Heels gymnasts finish strong at state championships Head Over Heels gymnasts finish strong at state championships

HELENA – Local gymnast Taylor Collinge powered to her best beam routine of the season to claim individual balance beam gold in the Xcel Platinum division during the March 17 Montana State Gymnastics Championship hosted by Helena Athletics Club at Carroll College in Helena. “(Taylor) had a grea...


New crafts, clothing store receives redevelopment funds

POLSON – Updates to a long-empty Main Street storefront will be made with the help of funds from the Polson Redevelopment Agency.  Carol Lynn Lapotka, owner of Eddie Boy LLC, has purchased 212 Main Street, the former home of Jackie M’s footwear. She plans to use the storefront to sell Mon...


Local gymnasts ready for state competition Local gymnasts ready for state competition

POLSON – Another state championship has arrived for the Mission Valley athletic landscape this weekend. The Osprey gymnastics team will represent the valley during the 2019 Montana State Gymnastics Championships. The team is scheduled to compete in Helena on the Carol College campus on Sunday, March 17...


Newly acquired ivory artwork displayed Newly acquired ivory artwork displayed

CHARLO —  It must be getting near springtime – Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana has opened its doors for the 2019 season. Be sure to stop by for a sneak preview of a new ivory artwork exhibit that will be installed in its entirety later this spring.  Start your St. Patrick’s w...


Newly acquired ivory artwork displayed

CHARLO —  It must be getting near springtime – Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana has opened its doors for the 2019 season. Be sure to stop by for a sneak preview of a new ivory artwork exhibit that will be installed in its entirety later this spring.  Start your St. Patrick’s w...


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