See the Schedule for this summer's guided sidewalk tours of Helena's historic neighborhoods.
Helena / Lewis & Clark County History Center - New location at 101 North Last Chance Gulch. Opening Soon.
Stop in at the local historical society's store front center to see the displays and for visitor information.
Trolley # 3 Restoration Project See How You Can Help
History Fair - May 19, 2012
The Lewis and Clark County Historic Preservation Commission will host its 4th Annual History Fair on Saturday, May 19, 2012, on the Downtown Walking Mall from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The History Fair is a multi-faceted event that features food (including Indian Tacos), live music, demonstrations, pioneer craft and skill demonstrations, living history performers in period dress, and historical reenactments.
This year’s theme is “Military in Montana – 1880 to World War II.” In the past we have featured cavalry reenactments, actors portraying Helenans and Montanans of the past, and live old-time and period music. Demonstrations have included blacksmithing on a coal-fired forge, horsehair hitching, brands, mining history and fire assay, flint napping (making of “arrowheads”) and gold panning, and the making of Norwegian lefse (tasting samples included!).
A portion of the Mall is dedicated to a living history project demonstrating pioneer life, and there’s always at least a shootout or two (a couple years ago Samuel T. Hauser’s 1886 First National Bank was robbed in broad daylight). Numerous historical and preservation organizations are set up along the Mall to answer your questions and provide information as well. The History Fair is fun for all ages, from toddlers to 99.
We will be teaming up with Montana Supporting Soldiers for a second year in the Armed Forces Day Parade, which will begin at 1:00 sharp from the Park Avenue Building and head north on the Walking Mall. Hope to see you there!
Historic Preservation Awards 2012
Our annual awards will be held on Friday, May 18 at noon on the 6th floor of the Montana Club.
Please register by calling the number below by Wednesday, May 16th. Let us know if you have any special dietary needs.
Support & Enjoy Local History
NEW location of the Lewis & Clark County Historical Society's 'wandering history center', 101 N. Last Chance (Securities Building on the Mall). Browse, chat or volunteer.
Open Soon M-Thurs 11-5pm
Our Special Thanks to Helena As She Was: www.helenahistory.org
316 N. Park Avenue Helena MT 59623