“Lookout! Our Forest, Our Home” Exhibit

April 12 through Fall

“Lookout! Our Forest, Our Home” showcases plants and animals that live in the NW Montana forests, and explore the concept of fire within that ecosystem, all through fun hands-on, and interactive activities.

This forest and fire-themed exhibit includes a fire lookout tower play structure, a puppet theater with local forest animals, a campfire reading nook, a building station, as well as an interactive magnet board and light easel. Through these interactive activities, families can learn about the local ecosystem, fire, and fire prevention.

This collaboration with the Glacier Children’s Museum has been in the works since August of 2018. The GCM reached out to the Forest Fire Lookout Association, and this exhibit is the result of the cooperation and hard work of many people and organizations. The exhibit will be at The Museum at Central School through summer.

The Glacier Children’s Museum is a new 501(c)3 organization dedicated to family education. They are currently raising funds and working toward finding a permanent location in our community that will enable the GCM to grow into a fun, hands-on learning destination. For more information on the Glacier Children’s Museum project, go to glacierchildrensmusuem.org, or email them at glaciercm@gmail.com.

 

Historic Film Club

Free Admission! Free Popcorn!
Tuesday, September 24, 7PM - The Slaughter Rule (2002)

Bullied, neglected, and cut from the football team, things are rough for Roy Chutney (Ryan Gosling) until he joins Gideon Ferguson (David Morse) and his 6-man football squad. But even as the two become friends and the team begins to bond around them, Gideon's overwhelming interest in Roy leads Roy to wonder just why he was asked to join the team in the first place. A complicated coming of age drama set in rural Montana, The Slaughter Rule premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002.

 

History Book Club

Wednesday, October 2, 2pm
Indian Creek Chronicles

by Pete Fromm

Indian Creek Chronicles is Pete Fromm's account of seven winter months spent alone in a tent in Idaho guarding salmon eggs and coming face to face with the blunt realities of life as a contemporary mountain man. A gripping story of adventure and a modern-day Walden, this contemporary classic established Fromm as one of the West's premier voices.

 

Quilting Class

Beginning in October, the Museum's Quilting Class will be meeting every other Wednesday through November from 1 to 4 pm.
October 2
October 16
October 30
November 13
November 27
Anybody interested can attend any or all weeks, as the class is completely free and open to the public. Participants can be complete beginners or experienced quilters looking to learn tips and new skills for projects, or looking for fellowship with fellow quilters. Swatches and tools are provided, although participants should feel free to bring anything they would like to use. The workshop is led by local quilter and Museum volunteer Betty Jo Malone, and, after a month off, will be re-turning on a similar schedule in January. Any questions can be directed to Betty Jo at 406-755-6323.