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Holiday Lantern Tours
December 9, 2016 - December 11, 2016
The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula is pleased to announce it will host the annual Lantern Tours Living History Program on the Historical Museum’s grounds December 9th -11th. The program, will focus on the celebration and experience of the Holiday Season in Western Montana through the decades. Guests will step back in time to several eras of Montana’s History.
Among the scenes, visitors will visit:
• the Drummond Depot in the 1950’s,
• the Grant Creek Schoolhouse shortly after Jeannette Rankin’s Election to Congress,
• St. Michael’s Church where they will meet Missoula’s C.P and Julia Higgins,
• A Depression Era family trying to break into the Montana Christmas tree industry,
• Fort Missoula Commanding officer, Andrew Burt, in the months immediately after Mark Twain’s visit.
The tours will be set up much like a play. Visitors will meet a fascinating cast of characters who will share their lives and experiences. The program is interactive, and guests will help celebrate the holidays with the reenactors.
Ten Tours are available over the weekend!
• Friday, December 9th – 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, and 7:30pm
• Saturday, December 10th —5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, and 7:00pm
• Sunday, December 11th – 5:30pm and 6:00pm
• This one of a kind event is designed for all ages and will last for 1 to 1.5 hours.
The tour starts at the Museum’s Main Museum Building at 3400 Captain Rawn Road. There is outside walking, and not all buildings are heated, so guests are encouraged to dress for the weather. Immediately following the program, visitors will be welcomed back to the main museum building to enjoy complimentary cookies and cocoa.
Please book early as tour size is limited to 20 and may sell out.
Cost for the tours are:
• Free for Members!
• $10.00 for Non-members
• $5.00 for senior 65 and over
• $5.00 Students/youth 18 and under
To reserve your spot contact Matt Lautzenheisier at 406-728-3476 Ext 1 or ftmslamuseum@montana.