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.
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.
In commemoration of the 150 anniversary of the death of Father Pierre Jean DeSmet, S.J. , a delegation from Belgium will be visiting Historic St. Mary’s Mission.
Join us for a presentation at the Historic St. Mary's Chapel in Stevensville as we welcome our speakers Henry Nolf and C. Hightower, SJ
Join us in the Historic St. Mary’s Mission chapel at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 24, to we welcome our speakers and learn more about one of the missionaries who founded St. Mary’s Mission.
Join us for a special event at Historic St. Mary's Mission Chapel as we welcome Lisa Weber. Lisa will perform at the Historic St. Mary's Chapel on Sunday, July 30, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Pie & Ice Cream will be served after the performance. Your donations are welcome. Proceeds will help raise funds for the rebuilding of the blacksmith shop. We are a 501(c)(3) organization.
OPEN TUESDAY - SATURDAY 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, last tour is at 2:00 pm.
Book a full tour of the Mission, you can book online of stop and pay at the Mission. If not time for a full tour, ask our guides for a short tour of the chapel. Chapel tours are free of charge, donations are welcome.
The Museum and The Art Gallery are also free of charge. Donations are always welcome.
Daylight hours or on SUNDAYS and MONDAYS, feel free to take a walking tour of the grounds.
Join us in welcoming our friends and neighbors and experience the captivating world of Salish dance and drum performance at our upcoming event. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable cultural journey where the rhythmic beats of the drums and the graceful movements of the dancers will transport you to a place of rich tradition and history. While admission is free, donations are always welcome and greatly appreciated.
Join us in a festive exploration of diverse cultures and traditions, as we showcase a stunning collection of nativities from various corners of the globe. From intricate handcrafted scenes to modern interpretations, each display tells a unique story of the Christmas story as celebrated across different cultures. Additionally, immerse yourself in the joyous artistry of our Christmas stocking exhibit, where creativity knows no bounds. Marvel at the intricate designs, vibrant colors, and heartfelt sentiments woven into each stocking, creating a tapestry of holiday cheer. This exhibition is a testament to the universal spirit of love, joy, and unity that transcends borders during this special time of the year. Come, be a part of this global celebration, and experience the beauty of Christmas from around the world.