It’s finally summertime here in Missoula, and that can only mean one thing…its the annual Fourth of July Celebration. For 36 years families from all over have joined us at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula for our fun filled Fourth of July Celebration!
For a full afternoon of fun, its only $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for students or $15 max for all families. The fun starts at 10am and goes until 4pm!
The YUMMY pancake breakfasts starts at 8am! (additional fee for breakfast)
This year is bigger than ever- as always enjoy the delicious pancake breakfast put on by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 8am to 10am.
Musical entertainment at the Gazebo then starts at 10am with the Montana Tuba Chorale, followed by the Black Mountain Boys and Silk Stockings. The Welcoming Ceremony, hosted by Don Spritzer with special guest Patrick Henry (Director, Robert M Brown) is at 1pm. Music continues after the ceremony with more from the Silk Stockings and rounding out the day with the Quartet Caribe.
Music at the Gazebo all day long!
But there is so much more than just music! Homestead Cabin activities happen from 12-3pm with old-fashioned demonstrations and hands-on activities including laundering, drop spinning, wheat grinding and rope making. Also head to the Homestead Cabin for music by the Brian Hall Quartet and to pet some farm animals from the Missoula County Public Schools Ag-Ed Program.
Fun activities for all ages at the Schoolhouse and Homestead Cabin
The silent auction will begin at 10am- and close at 2pm. Get over there quick and often to make sure you go home with some exciting new items!
Bring home some new goodies from the silent auction!
Throughout the day there will be food vendors near the Gazebo, including cold drinks from out two sponsors- Pepsi and Bayern Brewery! The Society of American Foresters will have sawmill demonstrations. The Missoula Model Railroad Club, Inc will be in the Depot while John Barrows will demonstrate the telegraph! Antique engine displays will be around the Tipi Burner, with a tractor parade at 1:45. The Hellgate Amateur Radio Club, The Society for Creative Anachronism and the Missoula Fire Department will all have displays as well.
Nothing like a good old fashioned tractor parade!
And this is only the beginning! So much more fun is to be had on the Fourth of July at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. A personal favorite of the Collection’s Department will be the opening of the NCO Quarters building, the oldest building at HMFM, for the first time ever to the public! Come and see some of the work we have done to preserve the building, as well as a brand new shiny exhibit!