If you’re not a member of the Huntley Project Museum YOU NEED TO BE! BUT you don’t have to be a member to come to this event. We promise fun, fun FUN AND tasty treats too. Its our annual meeting and way of thanking our wonderful members and community at large for the support they have shown us through out the year. Pie and Ice Cream, good friends and neighbors = a recipe for a great time.
This is only for those that have signed up for and paid for participation in the Golf Tournament on July 12, 2019.
* Hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks provided by thr Museum. * No Host Bar available *Putting Contest
*Door Prizes and the Grand Prize ….. Two Tickets to the Homesteader Days Concert - featuring Ned LeDoux - Terry Clark - Bucky Beaver and the Ground Grippers.
SAVE THIS DATE !! Perfect way to begin your summer weekend and help the Museum! Tons of fun, Camaraderie, excersize and good times. Make your way to the beautiful grounds of the Pryor Creek Golf Course - lots of funpPrizes donated by our wonderful sponsors - It’s the MUST DO event of the year. Join in on the fun. Call 406-348-2533 for more details
Held in conjunction with the Northern Rockies Civil War Association, Tia will be back and doing it again! This has continued to be a hit every year.
Come and learn a variety of skills for cooking with cast iron. And come prepared to enjoy an evening of fun and cooking together. Tia will supply all the food, and the ingredients, but the class gets to cook it. Then you will get to hang out with all the living historians and have dinner and dessert, while sitting around the campfire.
The cost for this will be $15/person. We will start as close to 5:30 as possible, as it will take approximately 1 hour for most of dinner to cook, and we don't want to be eating too late. Especially since we will have dessert as well.
The menu will be posted on the Facebook event site prior to the event. But if you have food allergies/concerns, please let us know ahead of time.
**Registration is required** Space is limited to 10 people. So please be sure to call the museum and register for your spot. We would prefer for payment to be made prior to the event as it makes it easier for Tia that night.
To register call the museum at: 1 (406) 348-253
Schedule of events for 2019 Civil War Live!
Thursday & Friday May 9th & 10th, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Designated as student days, but anyone can come! There will be educational stations with historians dressed in period correct clothing & uniforms. Educational Stations - 1. Life of a civil war soldier, 2. Cavalry soldier & horse, 3. Civil war medicine, 4. Sutler, 5. Wagons West, 6. Artillery -- Live firing of period correct guns, bow and arrow and a Cannon!
Thursday evening, May 9th 5:30 - 8:30 - Cast Iron Cooking Class with Tiea Vaughn. Learn how to cook with cast iron over an open campfire. (This class is full)
Friday evening, May 10th, 5 - 7:30 p.m. - Cannon Class (This class is full) Limited to 10 adults 18 & over. Learn how to load & fire a period correct cannon! This class includes dinner with the historians.
7:30 - 9 p.m. - Night firing demonstration - includes the cannon! Open to the public.
Saturday, May 11th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Designated to the public!
9 a.m. Presentation about Private Deal, a civil war soldier buried in the Huntley Cemetery.
11 a.m. Native American “Fashion Show” Learn about clothing of the natives, the history, the purpose, the making.
Educational stations, live firing of period correct guns, bow and arrow and a Cannon.
Andy’s Famous Wood fired Pizza will be available Friday night & Saturday!
Sitting Bull on one side - Baker on the other. —— It happened right here in 1872 — Come find out about this fascinating piece of local history as told by Dave Eckroth - recognized local historian with Frontier Heritage Alliance for the American Battlefield Protection Program will give a talk on the Battle of Poker Flats.
Most of the camp was asleep, including Baker, who, according to "(General) Bradley had, “permitted himself to become unfit for the proper performance of his duties by an overindulgence of strong drink”. In a tent there were several officers, partially dressed playing poker - hence the name afixed to the Battle.
DATE: Jan 26th
TIME: 1 pm
$20.00 entry fee
Come join the fun and help the Museum. From beginner to expert we play in the spirit of fun and congeniality. Cash prizes, food &FUN!
Come by yourself or find a partner there’s always room for you at the Museum
RSVP - 406-348-2533 (lv msg if no answer) or show up that day but come prepared to enjoy yourself !
Christmas on the Project! Be sure to pick up your passport and visit the museum! Come have your Christmas photo taken with our new Christmas backdrop . Come and enjoy the Christmas trees beautifully decorated by area businesses and purchase a chance for one of the many baskets also generously donated by our local businesses.
Everyone can use some extra Christmas cash. Purchase a ticket for a chance to win some Christmas cash tickets are $10.00 each and you can pick them up at the museum or at any of the local area craft shows we will be at or call —- 406-348-2533 — It’s YOUR history, come support YOUR museum!
Trick or treat Historic Osborn. Halloween is on Wednesday so what better way to perfect your inner ghoul than to join us the Sat. afternoon before and trick or treat your way down the boardwalk. Visit our Turn of the 20th century Merc, Bank, Dr. Ofc, church and homestead house then stop at the Museum building to get your fortune read. We encourage you to dress up in your finest Halloween attire and bring your pet and have a Halloween picture taken with your pet to commemorate the occasion.
Put the date in your calendar you’re not going to want to miss this one
$5 admission (children under 12 free)
Something for everyone! All ages from the littlest to Great Grandpa.
10:00 a.m til Noon
Working sawmill, Shingle Mill & Branding
KIddie Pedal Tractor Pull
Corn - on - the - Cob & Steam Calliope By Steam Engine
Threshing & Binding
Dutch Oven Bread Baking & Butter Churning
10:00 - 3:00
10:30 - 2:30
The Reflections Band (musical entertainment)
Noon - 1:00
Corn-On-The-Cob & Steam Calliope
Slow Tractor race & Barrel Races
PARADE OF POWER
2:30 - 4:00 Working Sawmill, Shingle Mill & Branding
Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull
Dutch Oven Bread Baking & Butter Churning
Home-Made Ice Cream
AND ALL DAY EVENTS :
Pie, Ice cream,& coffee, Tractor Balance
Working Blacksmith/Machine Shop
Arts & Crafts
Kid Barrel Rides
Grist Mill & Spinners
And of course we'll be open for you also - free admission to the Huntley Project Museum as always.
Enjoy an entertaining day of golf and prizes while raising money for our museum to help ensure the high quality of educational programs and local agricultural history preservation. We are hosting an 18 hole scramble with a shotgun start at 1 pm at the beautiful Pryor Creek Golf Club. Registration will begin at 11:30 am. The cost for a 4 person team is $400. The tournament will include green fees, carts, range balls, flag prizes, gross and net payout and lunch. We will have raffle items, mulligans, and a 50/50 raffle. Our museum operates solely on donations, grants, and fundraisers. Help us meet our goal while having fun. Please calls us with any questions at 406-348-2533.
We appreciate our members! They are instrumental in helping us maintain the high quality of our museum and the services we provide. To give thanks to our members we are having an ice cream and pie social at our annual meeting. We look forward to seeing everyone!
It seemed to go over amazingly well last year, so we are doing it again!!!
Reserve your spot now!!
There will be a $10 fee to cover costs of food etc. And the number of spots are limited to 10.
To register, please call the museum.
You will not just be watching, you will actually be helping make dinner! We will do a variety of things for the meal, so you can learn how to cook on different styles of cast iron. If you have cast iron, bring it with you! We will use all the dutch ovens we can get. (And yes, this is selfish on my part...because any leftovers in your pan go home with you....so less cleaning up for me....LOL)
One of the fun things about this, is that you will get to spend time with the reenactors around the campfire during and after dinner. This is a time of great fun, and often includes singing, stories and laughter.
please come dressed to be close to the campfire. This means no loose fitting clothing. And wool if you have it, as it is safest around the fire.
Learn what it was like live 150 years ago! Chat with Civil War-era soldiers, rub elbows with the infamous "sutler" enjoy the company of ladies, taste the foods they are, visit with a Native American, and learn about the hardships of the pioneering life and people that shaped Montana at this unique interactive and family-friendly event by the Northern Rockies Civil War Associaton.
For full details and all planned activities, find the Northern Rockies Civil War Association on Facebook or call the Huntley Project Museum at 406-348-2533
An enjoyable evening of food, cocktails, music, and festivities. An art auction will also be held to raise funds for special Museum projects. These historic photographs of the construction of the Huntley Irrigation Project have not been seen for over 100 years! The preservation through digitization of these photos was made possible by a grant awarded to the Huntley Project Museum by Humanities Montana. Thank you to Trudie Porter Biggers for your exceptional talent and hard work.
RSVP Appreciated 406-348-2533
Historic photograph of miners digging the main tunnel provided courtesy of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation.
Come join us for a lovely afternoon of Christmas cheer and charity from 1 pm to 3:30 pm on December 16th, 2017. Each guest will have the opportunity to purchase tickets and bid on their favorite gift basket from local business and artists. Refreshments will be available.
$5 for 5 tickets or $8 for 10 tickets
Our sponsors include:
Pryor Creek Golf Club, R&R Trading, Cowboys Resturant, Mary Knapp and Cabin Creek Market.
On December 2nd we will decorate gingerbread houses at the Huntley Project Museum to be entered into the contest that will be judged on December 9th. Santa will be at the fire station. Pryor Creek Golf Course will host a golf cart palooza. Entry fees are $25 and the winner will receive $100 in cash. There will be drawing and Passport event with local businesses. More details will be posted soon!
HOSTED BY HUNTLEY PROJECT MUSEUM
The fun starts with decorating the gingerbread from 10 am to 3 pm on December 2, 2017.
All the gingerbread art will be on display in the museum until the winners are revealed during the Huntley Stroll on December 9, 2017.
Please bring your own gingerbread and / or kit and we will supply the decorations!
The turkey shoot is for kids and adults and each round costs $3 (5 shots). Winners receive a turkey. Remy's Catering Food Truck will be here if you get hungry. Proceeds will help support our new addition. Everyone will be shooting nerf guns at targets. The targets will be scored on a point system. Each person will submit their highest scoring target and winners will be chosen from kid's, women's, and men's group. Three places in each group will receive prizes. There will be a basketball shooting contest winners receive a 2-liter bottle of soda. We will have a veterans tribute presentation in the museum during the turkey shoot. At 3 pm we will have a 10 gun raffle!!
We are creating a beautiful Halloween walk with glowing jack o lanterns and lights. Callabout our pumpkin contest! Our ghosts and ghouls will be out as well. Enjoy our campfire while roasting marshmallows and sipping apple cider. We will have games for kids and candy for those in costume!
Cost: $1 for Kids $3 for Adults
The Huntley Project Museum will be hosting our scariest event yet. Fright Night will be a haunted tour starting at 6:30 and go until 8:30 pm. All things that go bump in the night will be on hand. Screaming is likely, our museum's spirits may show up and join the fun. So if you're brave enough come join us!
Saturday August 26, 2017
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Anything Goes Car and Motorcycle Show
At the Huntley Project Museum Enjoy our relaxing park like setting with shady trees. I'm Cravin Bar B Que food truck will be there!
406-348-2533 -770 Railroad Hwy - Huntley, MT 59037
THE 2017 THRESHING BEE FEATURING
WHEN: SATURDAY AUGUST 19TH & SUNDAY AUGUST 20TH, 2017
10:00AM TO 4:00 PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WHERE: HUNTLEY PROJECT MUSEUM, HUNTLEY, MONTANA
(Approximately 15 miles NE of Billings, Montana on Hwy 312 E between Huntley & Worden, MT)
Admission: $5.00 per person (age 12 & over)
Huntley Project Museum Schoolhouse 770 Rail Road Highway, Huntley, Montana 59037
August 1, 2017
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Join us in Huntley, Montana, just minutes from Billings. The Huntley Project Museum Schoolhouse is located next to the Montana Southern Agricultural Research Center.
The Family History Book Fair will feature a class by Holly T. Hansen, and a roundtable for questions and answers with Holly and Arlene H. Eakle.
Bring your sack lunch and current genealogy questions. We expect to have a great time!
The 53nd Annual Homesteader Days event will kick off the evening of July 7th, 2017 with the Outdoor Concert event featuring Neal McCoy, Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band and The Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers. Gates open at 5:00 pm. Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band will begin at 7:00 pm, followed by our main act Neal McCoy at 8:30 pm. The local favorite, The Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers, will entertain the crowd until 1:00 am.
The concert will be held in the beautiful, 7-acre Homesteader Park. There will be lots of room, plenty of shade trees, and a park full of nice folks and great music. Please bring your own lawn chairs. Food and beverages will be available onsite. No coolers allowed please!
Advanced tickets are $35 and are available online or at our ticket outlets Shipton's Big R Billings, MT locations, R&R Trading in Huntley, MT and Project Merc, Worden, MT. Advanced tickets will be available at all physical locations starting May 5 and online tickets cannot be purchased the day of the concert. All tickets purchased the day of the concert will be $40 at all physical locations listed above. Kids 6 and under get in free. Prepurchased online tickets must be exchanged at the gate at the ticket booth for an authentic ticket to enter the park.
Event is hosted by HP Lion's and Lioness Clubs. Huntley Project Lions & Lioness Club is a local nonprofit organization supporting the local Huntley Project area through volunteer activities, scholarships and goodwill. For more info visit www.hplionsclub.org.
The Huntley Project Museum has a fireworks booth out front every summer. Sales begin the week preceding July 4th and continue until the weekend after the holiday. Prices are very reasonable and we open early and stay late. Come on in the check out our fantastic selection!
Come join us in celebration 110 years of water flowing in the Huntley Project Irrigation Canal. We will have a dedication ceremony of our mercantile building at 1 pm on June 24. A generous grant from the Daughters of the American Revolution helped make this building a reality.
We are a success story of pioneer spirit creating communities. To honor all theose that cane before us, we are going to have a Homesteaderr Potluck at 2:30 pm. Just as they would come together and share food, we would like you to bring in a favorite dish from the past with the recipe which will be published in a future cookbook.