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38th Annual Juried Exhibit: Traveling Collection
Sidney    406-433-3500

the 38th annual juried exhibit from WaterWorks Art Museum in Miles City features works by artists across the region. The center also hosts a reading by Mondak Writers, 6 p.m. May 23; and the Mondak Historical and Art Society’s 50th birthday party, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26.


WW I Richland County Exhibit
Sidney    406-433-3500

“pop-up” exhibit recognizes the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into the “Great War.” The exhibit highlights the role of the county and state, and local men and women involved in WW I. Learn about soldiers and life on the home front through images, newspapers, and artifacts from the MDHC collections.


“Arsenic and Old Lace”
Fort Peck    406-526-9943

Joseph Kesselring’s dark comedy finds Mortimer Brewster visiting his sweet spinster aunts to announce his engagement. Mortimer knows his family has a bit of a mad gene, but he is shocked to discover his aunts’ charity work has a dark side. When his maniacal brother returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts, protect his fiancé and keep his own sanity.


Dinosaur Paleontology 101
Malta    406-654-5300

this five-day college style course is for educators, adults and upper-level high school students with a keen interest in dinosaur paleontology. The goal is to provide more technical information to those with a deep interest in dinosaur paleontology and those who want to incorporate it into their own teaching.


The Cockerline Collection
Sidney    406-433-3500

collection offers a portal into the art history, pop culture, and political climate of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. Many printmakers of the time drew influence from current events, including Apollo 11’s moon landing, racial divisions, the allure of celebrities, opposition to the war in Vietnam, and the Feminist Movement. Other artists drew upon emotions, places, or the human condition to produce their work. The full collection consists of 531 works by 204 artists, including Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Motherwell, Andy Warhol, and Henri Matisse.


“Kid Gloves and Brass Knuckles: The Life of Nancy Cooper Russell”
Sidney    406-243-6022

Mary Jane Bradbury shares Russell’s story, told against the backdrop of social and political reform of the early 1900s. Russell was a woman ahead of her time: a self-taught business woman with the ability to take charge, she helped Charles M. Russell become the era’s highest-paid living artist.


Fort Union Rendezvous
Sidney    406-572-9083

Fort Union comes alive with a 19th century fur trade fair, which includes a variety of period arts, crafts and music. More than 100 re-enactors from across the country and Canada gather to demonstrate Mountain-man skills and lifeways.


“Me and Martha: Reflections of Dora DuFran about the Real Life of Calamity Jane”
Sidney    406-433-3500

the name Calamity Jane brings to mind an iconic character of the American West who achieved mythical status in the lore of the frontier. Who better to give insights into her real story than madam Dora DuFran, a Black Hills pioneer, entrepreneur and close friend of Calamity’s, portrayed by Mary Jane Bradbury.


Longest Dam Race
Fort Peck    406-228-2222

run or walk across the top of the historic dam. Courses include 10k, 5k and one-mile runs, a 5k and one-mile walk, and a 10-mile novice bike route. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and all events finish at the park.


Burgers, Brews and Blues
Sidney    406-433-3500

the third annual event features the blues stylings of The Shuffle Bums from Livingston, plus grilled burgers, desserts and sides, and locally-crafted beer from Meadowlark Brewing Company.


Montana Dinosaur Digs
Malta    406-654-5300

the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum plans three adult digs. Reservations are required. One week prior to the June and July digs, the paleontologists will also offer dinosaur classes at the museum.


Montana Dino Dig – Adult Field Progarm
Malta    406-654-5300

participants excavate and jacket bones, and learn basic local geology, surveying techniques, how to collect and record scientific data from a site, and how to safely collect and transport fossils during these three five-day programs. This is a scientific dinosaur dig conducted in partnership by paleontologists from the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and the Two Medicine Dinosaur Center. Advance registration is required.


Fort Peck    406-526-9943

the award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens’ novel springs to life with some of the most memorable characters and songs to ever hit the stage.


Pioneer Days, Dirty Shame Show and Antique Show
Scobey    406-487-5965

stroll down the boardwalks of Pioneer Town, viewing the historic buildings. Come see a family-oriented vaudeville show featuring the Dirty Shame Belles. Two-day festival also includes a parade, threshermen’s breakfast, exhibits, concessions, and a car show.