“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!
Monday, August 26, 7PM - Always (1989)

Pete Sandich (Richard Dreyfuss) is a talented aerial firefighter whose risk-taking and heroic tendencies often put him in danger. Steven Spielberg’s Always (filmed in Libby) is the story of when Pete’s tendencies finally caught up with him. From the afterlife, Pete is charged with guiding a new firefighting pilot named Ted Baker, a job that becomes more difficult as Ted begins to fall for Pete’s still-living girlfriend Dorinda (Holly Hunter).

Always is a remake of 1943's Spencer Tracy vehicle A Guy Named Joe, with the added benefits of special effects that enhanced the film's ethereal tone. Although not a huge box office hit, Always involved several of Hollywood's biggest names, including John Goodman and composer John Williams in addition to Dreyfuss, Hunter, and Spielberg. Spielberg originally wanted Sean Connery to play Pete’s angel, but when he proved unavailable, Spielberg cast Audrey Hepburn in want proved to be her last film.


History Book Club


Wednesday, September 4
Montana: An Uncommon Land
By K. Ross Toole

Montana: An Uncommon Land combines the great and many of the smaller but significant episodes of a century and a half into new perspective. The record, in its colorful and romantic aspects, stretches from the days of Lewis and Clark; and in its more recent aspects, from the subjugation of the Indian to the predominance of big mining and timber enterprises. Toole proves that he knows not only how to interpret the remote and recent past but how to write with great effect.