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2006 Events in Eastern Montana

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Miles City:

Clark on the Lower Yellowstone / Corps of Discovery II Event & Grand Ball

July 30 – Aug 3, 2006

Location:  Eastern Montana Fairgrounds

For more information call 406-234-2890

 Schedule of Events

                    Clark on the Lower Yellowstone / Corps of Discovery II Event

July 30 – Aug 3, 2006  (daily schedule listed below)

Location:  Eastern Montana Fairgrounds

For more information call 406-234-2890

Miles City will host the Clark on the Lower Yellowstone event from July 30 – Aug 3 in conjunction with the National Park Service Corps of Discovery II.  Corps of Discovery II is a traveling Lewis & Clark exhibit that is following the Lewis & Clark trail from Monticello to the Pacific Ocean and back to St Louis, MO to commemorate the bicentennial of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, 200 years ago.  The event will be held at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds, with activities beginning at 11 AM and ending at 7 PM daily

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Our opening ceremonies will include a salute to our veterans, both young and old.  It will be something special to see and participate in the experience.  We will have assistance from the Corps of Discovery II staff, Montana National Guard, Discovery Expedition of St Louis, MO, and Native Americans to kick off our event with five wonderful days.

In the Tent of Many Voices, a tent that is attached to the Corps II trailer for presentations, demonstrations, music, living history activities, videos, etc.  There will be two exhibit tents with a self-guided tour using head phones, or you can read the explanations on the displays.  There will be a keelboat, a dugout canoe and a teepee with presentation throughout the days. 

 

Bureau of Land Management will have two tents in the early 1800’s vintage with many interactive displays and demonstrations for children as well as adults.  Another exhibit will be the History of Fire presented by the BLM.

 

Montana National Guard will have a tent with military history displays and will be available to give demonstrations and talk about the history of the military.

 

Discovery group from St Charles, MO will have period displays and presentations along with inter-active activities.

 

A Grand Ball will end the first day, July 30 at the Range Riders Museum.  Period dress from 1850 – 1900 is required to participate in the ball, and period dances will be called by the dance mistress.  For more information contact 406-234-2890 or www.milescitymt.org.

 

The Clark on the Lower Yellowstone/Corps of Discovery II event is free to the public.  There will be activities for children and adults, historic horse drawn wagon rides, a mini mountain man rendezvous.  There will be a black powder shoot to watch along with demonstrations on tomahawk throwing, just to mention a few.  You will be responsible for food, drinks, souvenirs and anything you purchase from a vendor. 

  

Schedule of Events for Clark on the Lower Yellowstone/Corps of Discovery II

      (subject to change)

July 30

10 AM             Opening Ceremonies

11 AM             National Park Service presenter

12 Noon          Ritchie Doyle                Troubled Trust – Lewis & Clark Legacy & the

                                                            Indians

1 PM               Jay Old Mouse Native American Flutist

2 PM               Rick Strohmyer            Montana Minstrel Pioneers

3 PM               Jack Smith                    Conversation with Toussaint Charbonneau

4 PM               William Big Day           Crow Art History

5 PM               Bob Garritson               Meso-Lithic Stone Age Tools

6 PM               Mary Ellen Ergle            Plants of the Expedition

 

8:00 PM           Grand Ball – Period Costumes & Dances

Clark on the Lower Yellowstone/Corps of Discovery II “Grand Ball”

Sunday, July 30, 2006 at Range Riders Memorial Hall at the Range Riders Museum on west Main St in Miles City, MT.

 

$20 – period dressed participants

$5 – observers – limited seating available to view

7:30 - Grand March welcomes you to the living history of Miles City, 1850 – 1900 costumes, music and dances.

8:15 - Presentation of General Nelson A Miles and wife Mary followed by The Grand March and period dances performed by participants of the Grand Ball.  Music performed by the Eastern Montana Fiddlers and Dance Mistress, T J Wald from Hardin.

 

Period attired dance participants will honor the distinguished General and his wife on the grounds of the Range Riders Museum.

The Grand March, conducted by dance mistress Mrs. Terri Wald, will be visible to all observers at the Range Riders Museum, an excellent time for spectators to view the fashions.  A photographer will be available for candid shots.  Dancing will continue until 11:00 PM.

No one without period costume will be allowed on the dance floor.

 

Fashions from 1850 – 1900 are acceptable for the Grand Ball.  Some rentals are available on first-come first-serve basis available the prior to the ball and by calling Patsy at 406-232-0227 or Denise at 406-232-3748 for appointments or call the Chamber at 406-234-2890.  Actual photos of period fashions can be seen on www.grandball.org or www.gbacg.org.  

 

Period dance lessons will be held on Saturday, July 29, from 7 – 9 PM at the Range Riders Memorial Hall at the Range Riders Museum.  Dance lessons are $5 per person.

 Music by Eastern Montana Fiddlers

 

FOR TICKETS – MILES CITY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

511 Pleasant, Miles City, MT   59301       Phone 406-234-2890

More information at milescitymt.org or [email protected]

 

July 31

11 AM             Jack Smith                    Conversation with Toussaint Charbonneau

12 Moon          Bob Garritson               Meso-Lithic Stone Age Tools

1 PM               Jeff Evenson                 Portrayal of William Clark

2 PM               Rob Nurre                    Surly Surveyor

3 PM               William Big Day            Native American Artist

4 PM               Robin Gerber               History of Miles City

5 PM               Curly Bear Wagner       Two Worlds at Two Medicine

6 PM               Erin Beuchner             Corps of Discovery Yesterday and Today

 

Aug 1              

11 AM                      

12 Noon          Rob Nurre                   Surley Surveyor

1 PM               Curly Bear Wagner       Two Worlds at Two Medicine

2 PM               Robin Gerber               History of Miles City Transportation

3 PM               Howard Boggess          Crow History and the Yellowstone

4 PM               Nan Morrison               History of Art & Images

5 PM               Jack Gladstone Odeyessy West

                        Rob Quist

6 PM               Jack Gladstone Odeyessy West

                        Rob Quist

 

Aug 2

11 AM             Trent Redfield                Ethnic Diversity of the Corps of Discovery

12 Noon          Carla Wambach           Take Flight with Lewis & Clark (Children’s)

1 PM               Jack Gladstone             Blackfeet History and Culture through Song

2 PM               Ron Garritson               Fur Trade Sign Language

3 PM               Cyndi Eidi                    Buffalo Gut Sausage, Anyone?

4 PM               Pete Langdorf               Range Riders Museum History

5 PM               Mildred Carpenter        Crow - Native American Style

6 PM               Caledonian Dancers

 

Aug 3

11 AM             Ehren Gross                Early Maps of the West

12 Noon          National Park Service

1 PM               Mildred Carpenter        Crwo - Native American Style

2 PM               Arch Ellwein                 Sgt Ordway

3 PM               Ron Garritson               Fur Trader Sign Language

4 PM               Rick Strohmyer            Pioneer Musicology of Montana

5 PM               Dakota Goodhouse        Universal Language of the Plains

6 PM               Laura Clifford               A Risky Return

Other exhibits along with Corps II

*Montana National Guard will have a tent with the history of the military

*Corps II will have the Tent of Many Voices, an information tent, and 2 display tents

*Bureau of Land Management will have 2 tents “Legacy of Land Stewardship & The General Land Office” along with a trailer “Living with Fire”.  All these are interactive activities for children or adults.

*St Charles Discovery group will have an encampment

*5th Infantry re-enactors will have a tent with military history

*A General Store will be set up for souvenirs & water for sale

*Atlatle throw activity

*Historical trunks – inside booth at exhibition hall

*Display of buffalo & long horn steer

*Display of Newfoundland Dogs

*Children’s activities – 3 days will have a fish pond where children will set in a canoe with a 4’x8’ piece of plywood painted with a water scene and you throw your line over the scene and get a prize.

*Children’s activities – other 2 days will have a sand box with arrowheads hidden in and the smaller children can dig for them.

*There will be vendor booths some with educational things 

*Horse shoer demonstration

*Historic wagon rides

Activities still in the planning stages:  details coming soon!

            *Black powder shoot

            *Tomahawk throw

            *Mini Rendezvous

 

             Clark’s Progressive Golf Tournament / A Slice of the Trail

Golf the entire Yellowstone River valley from Livingston to Sidney

Pick up a card at any of the 13 participating golf courses and golf the trail.  Have each golf course sign your card, when you have completed your round and when you have all 13 courses golfed send the card send to:

Miles City Chamber of Commerce

511 Pleasant St

Miles City, MT   59301

We will have a drawing for one of  five denim shirts with the logo embroidered and 1806 and 2006 embroidered on each collar tab.

The following golf courses are participating:

Cottonwood Country Club – Glendive

Ponderosa Butte Golf Course – Colstrip

Stillwater Golf & Recreation – Columbus

Sidney Country Golf Club – Sidney

Livingston Golf Course – Livingston

Forsyth Community Club – Forsyth

Town & Country Club – Miles City

Par 3 Exchange – Billings

Lake Hills Golf Club – Billings

Peter Yegen Jr Golf Club – Billings

Eagle Rock Club – Billings

Overland Golf Course – Big Timber

Pryor Creek Golf Course – Huntley

If you have any questions call 406-234-2890

 
 

 Terry, Montana:
        More info:  www.evelyncameron.com

 

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