Bannack’s Living History Program, a four day event Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 19-22, will depict the first 20 years of Bannack’s history. Demonstrations are historically researched, and accurately portrayed by Montana History “Live” Inc., in cooperation with Montana State Parks.

The activities will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

Exhibits and artifacts help you experience what it was like to live where the Montana Gold Rush began. See an 1862 placer mining camp, blacksmithing, general store, school house, saloon, boarding house, butcher shop, Sunday service in the old church, and more historically accurate depictions of life in the early years of Bannack.

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Thursday and Friday are days to schedule a school trip. Reservations are required for schools, so call to arrange a time for your school to participate.

This event is free to Montana residents who have paid their park fees through their vehicle registrations. Out-of-state vehicles pay a $6 park entrance fee.

For details or to schedule a school visit, call the park at 406-834-3413.

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