5 of the best scenic views in Southwest Montana

Snow falls on the foothills, only to dissipate by midday. In the river-bottoms the leaves of the cottonwoods are rustling into yellow, as if capturing sunshine on the branches. At higher elevations, the changing leaves of the aspens are gilding the mountainsides. Fall is upon us and winter fast approaches. It is the time when … Read more

Montana Treasures | The Helena Capitol Rotunda Paintings

Four beautiful roundels adorn the interior of the Montana Capitol buildings elegant rotunda. Painted by the firm F. Pedretti’s Sons (who were responsible for many of the paintings in the Capitol) in 1902, each of the paintings depicts a characteristic “type” who played a role in Montana’s early development. They are: “The Indian Chief”, “The … Read more

Montana Heritage Center

It’s a groundbreaking day in Montana Heritage. By that I mean that Montana Historical Society has finally broken ground on their long-awaited new Heritage Center. This exciting new project will enable the Montana Historical Center to new and fuller stories of the state, including new exhibitions showcasing many of the treasures of the museum that … Read more

Montana Treasures | Clark Chateau

Clark Chateau | Butte, Montana

The stories of Butte in its heyday during the early years of the 20th Century are wild. Dozens of languages mingled, conspiracy and intrigue flourished, world-controlling tycoons rubbed shoulders with dirt-poor miners. The architecture of Uptown Butte is a testament to this variety. In a city of extremes, it’s hard to think of a building … Read more