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Articles with the Tag: Fort Connah

Mission Valley, Jocko museum news announced

News from the Mission Valley Museum Consortium St. Ignatius Mission Church St. Ignatius Mission Church is conducting the initial planning phase for the repairs of frescos and       murals in the front of the historic church that were damaged when a 100 year old support beam cracked. Hope...

Fort Connah holds Spring Open House Rendezvous

ST. IGNATIUS — The Fort Connah Restoration Society will host their annual Spring Open House Rendezvous, which depicts life during the fur trading era of Montana, on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m.-4p.m. and on May 6 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. This is a great opportunity to see the 1847 historic Hudson’s ...

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...

Briefs for May 3, 2017

Family business award nominations sought News from Montana State University BOZEMAN— Nominations for the 2017 MSU Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship State Farm Insurance Family Business Awards are due Thursday, June 1. Sponsored by the college and State Farm Insurance, awar...

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...

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 C...

History revised History revised

Historical re-enactments of the fur traders’ lifestyles were a blast from the past at Fort Connah near St. Ignatius.  Donna Peck, who was spinning and weaving wool as a demonstration, was dressed head-to-toe in a settler’s outfit.  “I love the history here,” Peck said....

Fort Connah meeting set

NINEPIPE — The annual meeting of the Fort Connah Restoration Society will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27 at Ninepipes Lodge. A no host social/dinner hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. A report will be given on the year’s activities and plans will be made for the future. ...

Preserving history Preserving history

There is a small cabin on a grassy hill above the tree line near the Mission Mountains, but not too near, close to a highway that didn’t exist when it was built in the 1800s, and it usually stays quiet.  “When people see this lonesome building out in the field, I’d like them to appr...


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