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Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, November 10, 2021

An “Unsolved Murder / Disappearance” of Abe Gill was on our minds this week. This mystery involves some well-known Phillips County names such as the Coburn Ranch and Kid Curry. The story involves land disputes, water rights, and women!...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    October 27, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The City of Malta has purchased the “old” National Guard Armory and I’ve had several questions about its history. The Armory was originally dedicated on May 1, 1965. Original cost of the armory was $100,000.00. The armory was filled to...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    September 22, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, September 22, 2021

This week let’s talk about a few of those industrious souls who started and helped the town of Malta to grow. One such man came to Malta very early. He was a native of Canada and emigrated to the United States. This individual made many...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    September 15, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, September 15, 2021

“Treasure” is defined as a valuable object. Treasure comes in all shapes and sizes and surprising it might even be a slip of paper. The Museum was given several paper letters that are “treasures”. The letters were hand-written by a...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    September 1, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, September 1, 2021

As Covid raises its ugly head in Phillips County a dear friend comes to mind. She and her mother both passed due to Covid. In remembering, a story came to mind about the grandmother of my friend. Grandmother was quite a lady. She came from Minnesota...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    August 25, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, August 25, 2021

A quote by Bob Marley says “Without music life would be a mistake”. Music does play a vital part in our lives and in doing research for a music display in the Museum I found some interesting facts. The “Divje Babe Flute” is thought to be the...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    August 4, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Items come in all shapes and sizes here at the Museum. Here is a quick quiz let’s see if you can name the item. What do coffeepots, elevators, cowboys, animals, fire hydrants, shoes, appliances, and horses have in common? Okay, here is the second...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    July 14, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, July 14, 2021

“The Saddle That Made Miles City Famous”. This slogan was used by Albert Frank Furstnow in his saddle making business in Miles City. The PC Museum is pleased to have a saddle by this well-known maker. The saddle is from the Collection of Art and...

 
 By Lori Taylor    Opinion    June 30, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, June 30, 2021

It’s almost the 4th of July and the PC Museum was in full patriot mode this week. The Museum was honored to help a foundation find information on a serviceman. The Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation’s mission is to help identify...

 
 By Lori Taylor    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Remember when you could order an entire house through a catalog? Inside studs, outside wood, nails, detailed instruction books, and each item needed to build a house would be delivered by rail. The house was called a “kit house.” The H.G....

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    May 26, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The Montana Dinosaur Trail is once again making news as the Treasure State Lifestyles Magazine dedicated an entire issue to the Trail. Created in 2005, the Montana Dinosaur Trail works to promote tourism in 14 facilities across the State of Montana....

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    May 12, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for May 12, 2021

Paul Snyder, a Malta High School graduate, recently published a book about the “backbars” in Montana. The book is wonderful -well written, well-illustrated, and a wealth of information.The book also serves as a reminder of the wonderful and...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    May 5, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for May 5, 2021

Whitewater Schools’ Graduation is May 14, 2021, at 7.p.m. Congratulations to them. IT’S MAY!!! Happy Mothers Day and Happy Birthday “to all those celebrating in May, also to those celebrating anniversaries, There was a track meet in...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    April 28, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for April 28, 2021

How many remember the old Trafton Door Store? The following is a story told by Tom Laurence on how Trafton’s first store floated in! The prairie was covered with buffalo bones when Bob Trafton first arrived. He hired every man he could to gather...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    April 21, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for April 21, 2021

Much has been written about cowboys and their horses, but this story is about a sheepherder and his dog. (The only dog to have been arrested in Malta). Now a sheepherder was lonely and sometimes a bit loony. His only concern was his sheep. He fought...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    April 14, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for April 14, 2021

The Museum collections reflect a variety of objects and ethnic people. Immigrants from around the world found their way to Phillips County during the Homestead years. A new display at the Museum features objects from immigrants that came to our area...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    April 7, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for April 24, 2021

It’s time to celebrate Spring and the opening of the Phillips County Museum!! A milestone happened during the first week in April 1917. On April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I. In July 1917 twelve men signed their intent to enlist...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    December 2, 2020

Phillips County Museum News for December 2, 2020

It’s the season for the receiving and sending of Christmas cards. The Museum archives have a wonderful box or two of old Christmas cards. At home we may have saved a special card from grandparents or that someone special. Cards come in all sizes...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    November 4, 2020

Phillips County Museum News for November 4, 2020

Stories abound at the Phillips County Museum. The following is a true story. In 1907 Fred Heeck decided to go to Montana to stake a land claim. Journeying by train he arrived in Dodson Montana and rented a room in a small hotel. Knowing that...

 
 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...

 

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