This four day event depicts 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.
For example, instead of only being able to read a placard at a diorama of a blacksmith shop, step into the authentic blacksmith and see a real blacksmith actually working the way they did in the 1860s, and hear him give explanations of what he is doing. Step into an 1860s school room, have your children actually be taught by a teacher referencing the methods and materials of those days.
TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS:
Consider the Bannack Living History Weekend event as an excellent field trip. Thursday and Friday prior to the third full weekend in September are good days to schedule a school trip. The activities will run from 9am until 5pm Thursday through Saturday and 9 to 2 Sunday. Relive the excitement of the Gold Rush era in Montana.
Reservations are required for schools so please 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 $6.00 park entrance fee. State Park Pass holders (free).
For more information or to schedule a school visit please call the park at 406-834-3413.
View official Bannack State Park video for this Living History Event below. In case of any problems with the video, click here to view it directly on YouTube.