Latest Past Events
Montana Conversations: “Six Hundred Generations: Exploring the Indigenous Archaeology of Montana” with Carl M. DavisChapel at Historic St. Mary's MIssion 315 Charlos Street, Stevensville
As part of the Saturday Series events, Historic St. Mary's Mission
is hosting Montana Conversations: “Six Hundred Generations: Exploring the Indigenous Archaeology of Montana” with Carl M. Davis on Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 A.M. The program is at the Historic St. Mary's Mission Chapel. The presentation is free and open to the public. Funding for the Montana Conversations program is provided by Humanities Montana through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Montana’s Cultural Trust, and private donations.
American Indian peoples have lived and thrived in Montana since the close of the last great Ice Age, some 15,000 years ago. Their ancient presence here is widely appreciated but the archaeological details of their long Indigenous histories are less well known, partly due to the pace of recent statewide research. This program takes participants on a journey through time, climate, landscapes, technologies and cultures, beginning with the First Americans who followed mammoths to North America. The conversation focuses on representative archaeological sites in Montana—habitations and villages, animal kill sites, stone quarries, rock art and battlefields-- spanning 13,500 years, culminating with cultural landscapes and preservation issues that continue to be highly important to Indian peoples today.
January Saturday Series Event: Doll ExhibitHistoric St. Mary's Mission 315 CHARLOS STREET, STEVENSVILLE
Join us for the start of the 2023 Saturday Series with a very special doll exhibit event by the Bitterroot Blizzard Doll Club. In addition, Historic St. Mary's Mission and other community members will share a collection of dolls. This is a special event that you don't want to miss. It is free and open to the public. The Bitterroot Blizzard Doll Club is a non-profit organization of people who collect, make, and share dolls, bears, toys, miniatures, paper dolls and related items, and who love to share their passion with others.
Christmas Around the World: Nativities and Wreaths Display
Join us for this special event. Nativities and Wreath Display. This exhibit will be open from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Our gift shop is also open, shop local and support local artists among other items.