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 By Lori Taylor    News    October 21, 2020

Phillips County Museum News for October 21, 2020

Museum Notes Oct 21 Hunting season is upon us! I think Ernest Hemingway described the emotion associated with bird hunting when he said “I think they were all made to shoot because if they were not why did they give them that whirr of wings that...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    October 14, 2020

Phillips County Museum News for October 14, 2020

St. Paul’s Indian Mission was a topic of discussion at the PC Museum this week. The story of its beginning and continuing story arrived with items from Jay and Lynn Contway. Here is the history as it was presented to us. On May 1, 1886, Reverand...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    September 30, 2020

Phillips County Museum News for September 30, 2020

It’s great to see the Hi-Line Racing events bringing visitors from near and far to our community. Dodson may have had the honor of having the first big races in our county. After a baseball game in 1917, the Enterprise reports the car races began....

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    August 26, 2020

Phillips County Museum News for August 26, 2020

Grain harvest in Phillips County is well underway. Local farmers are smiling with the yields they are experiencing. In August of 1912, it was reported that John Hardin, a well-known farmer, and rancher, had been highly successful in raising winter...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    August 19, 2020

Phillips County Museum News for August 19, 2020

Hang in there Phillips County! We are making history. Years from now that popular saying “Do you remember… will apply to the COVID pandemic. The Phillips County Museum has its door open and we are welcoming visitors. Our facility is large, and...

 
 By Lori Taylor    Opinion    August 5, 2020

Phillips County Museum News for August 5, 2020

Does the name “Beavertown” sound familiar? It was one of the booming “h” towns of yesteryear. Located near Beaver Creek (from which, it presumably, was named) it was the nearest town for homesteaders on the Saco divide and the ranches located...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    July 15, 2020

Phillips County Museum News for July 15, 2020

Surprises walk through our front door every week. This week’s surprise item was an Ingram’s Milkweed Cream jar. It was found by Ian Simanton. Curious about milkweed's facial cream properties started me on a fascinating journey. I was amazed at...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    June 24, 2020

More local authors and local books at the PC Museum

History is alive through the stories of local authors at the Phillips County Museum. The Museum is proud to offer several titles from the many talented authors that live and have lived in our area....

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    June 17, 2020

Phillips County Museum News for June 17, 2020

This week we have the story of Johnny Ritch another Phillips County character. Johnny rode into the town of Landusky in the glory days of the mining camp. During his first visit to Landusky, he lost his hat and cigarettes and came to several days...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    June 10, 2020

Phillips County Museum News for June 3, 2020

Last week I introduced you to Snakehead Gilbert and this week we meet another “character” that lived in Phillips County. Dum Dum Bill was the nickname that stuck to him. Dum Dum Bill lived in Landusky during the early days. He was known as a...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    June 3, 2020

Phillips County Museum News for July 3, 2020

What would Snakehead Gilbert have thought? The March 1959 issue of the PCN “electrified” the county when it reported that the last ranch was soon to be hooked into the new Big Flat REA line. The ranch they reported on was the old Long X Ranch....

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    May 27, 2020

Renovated cabin at PC Museum shows day in the life

Behind the Phillips County Museum stands a log cabin. The cabin has been a part of our complex for many years but was recently renovated and now depicts a miner’s cabin. The cabin was originally from the Zortman area and was rescued by the BLM and...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    May 13, 2020

Phillips County Museum News for May 13, 2020

This week is Florence Nightingale’s' birthday and it's also National Hospital Week. Our hospitals bring us not only healing but also hope. Phillips County doctors and nurses bring us high-quality health care locally. In the early 1920s, our area...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    April 29, 2020

Phillips County Museum News for April 29, 2020

Greetings everyone. With a hint of joy and a hint of worry, the Phillips County Museum is now open! It has been an odd experience to view so few people on the streets of Malta. It was quite unsettling at first. But I think the view I miss the most...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    November 20, 2019

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Museum Notes November 20th History tells us that our Thanksgiving celebrations started at the same time as the birth of our nation. Since that time Americans have celebrated Thanksgiving amid wars, famine, moon launches, demonstrations, football...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    October 30, 2019

Phillips County Museum News for October 30

In a normal week (who has normal weeks anymore) how many bridges do you cross? On my way to town, I cross several bridges and my assumption is that they will not collapse. In 1964 Ingwald Solberg was crossing the Beaver Creek bridge with a truck...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    October 9, 2019

Phillips County Museum News for October 9, 2019

The PC Museum archives constantly cough up unusual books and paper items. My find this week was a book on the military and trading posts/forts in Montana. The trading posts in Montana helped to open our area to exploration. Bakers Post sprouted up in...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    September 11, 2019

Phillips County Museum News for September 11, 2019

Walking through our doors this week was a 1948 Malta High School Annual called “The Prairie Wind”. Inside the annual I found many of the student activities were similar to 2019 student activities. However, I did find a new club that was formed...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    September 4, 2019

Philips County Museum News for September 4, 2019

Dobson offers $100 for First Baby. History was made on December 14, 1951, at 6:21 a.m. in Malta. The first child was born in the Malta hospital which began operation on December 10th. As promised Pete Dobson presented the mother with a $100 prize...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    August 28, 2019

Phillips County Museum News for August 28, 2019

Fifty years – what an accomplishment! Hats (cowboy hats of course) Off to the present Milk River Wagon participants and to all those that have participated in the last 50 years. When a group of Phillips County residents conceived the idea of a...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    August 14, 2019

Phillips County Museum News for August 14, 2019

Let’s travel to southern Phillips County and visit about the intersection of U.S. 191 and Montana 66. Or as commonly known throughout Phillips County as the “DY”. Early Montana history tells the story of a trail that was used by the Metis. The...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    July 27, 2019

Phillips County Museum News for July 24 , 2019

A fun time was had by ALL. The Fort Peck Theatre hosted “Pinocchio” at the PC Museum this week. A wonderful turnout of over 175 adults and kids. A talented group of actors kept our audience spellbound with their dramatic clothes and actions. The...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    July 17, 2019

Phillips County Museum News for July 17 , 2019

It’s almost harvest time in Phillips County. Local farmers are busy cleaning granaries and preparing for this year’s crops. Historically, horses and small tractors did much of the work, now we have a large tractor and GPS units to help the...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    July 3, 2019

Phillips County Museum News for July 3 , 2019

Phillips County August 1921. Under the supervision of Miss Florence Richardson, PC Nurse, 16 children received medical attention in the basement of the Library! (Yes, I did mean library). Miss Richardson has endeavored for the past year to bring...

 

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