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Articles with the Tag: Angus McDonald

Fort Connah helps keep history alive at annual rendezvous Fort Connah helps keep history alive at annual rendezvous

The historic Fort Connah, located about six miles north of St. Ignatius on U.S. Highway 93, opened for a history-filled weekend during their annual rendezvous.   The trading post was established in 1846 during the fur trading era, when the post was originally open for business. The fort stands in an ...

Museum news announced

News from Mission Valley Museum Consortium ARLEE Arlee/Jocko Valley Museum Celebrate the 4th of July and see our beautiful outdoor Veteran’s Memorial and memorabilia from area veterans, pioneer day photographs and more.   ST. IGNATIUS St. Ignatius Mission Church St I...

History comes alive at Fort Connah History comes alive at Fort Connah

ST. IGNATIUS – The historic Hudson's Bay Fort Connah Trading Post opened last weekend for several live history days. Folks dressed in buckskins and other time-era clothing to show what life might have been like back in 1846 during the fur trading era when the post was open for business.  The or...

Restoration society shares local history Restoration society shares local history

ST. IGNATIUS — History came alive during the spring open house rendezvous at Fort Connah on Saturday. People walked around the fort to experience what it might have been like 160 years ago. Many dressed up in buckskins and other clothing items in style at that time. Laurence Walchuk brought his Belg...

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 Co...

Celebrating two centuries since legend was born Celebrating two centuries since legend was born

Angus McDonald almost didn’t make it. It was 1839 in the rugged wilderness. He was in a boat full of people traveling on the Columbia River about to go through whitewater rapids. “Everything was prepared to run them,” he stated in the Washington Historical Quarterly. “Men belted ti...

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