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 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...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    June 19, 2019

Philips County Museum News for June 19, 2019

“Bagging It” describes our new display of purses through the decades. Did you know that when women first started carrying purses it was considered indecent? Fact. A very long time ago women carried their valuables in a pouch that hung from their...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    June 12, 2019

Philips County Museum News for June 12, 2019

This week I’ve been thinking about sheep wagons as once again the tourist season is in full swing and we daily open the sheep wagons for all to see. Sheep wagons were home to many men and even families during the summer months. A herder would keep...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    June 6, 2019

Phillips County Museum News for June 5, 2019

The First State Banks Car Show this weekend brought to mind another “car” that I had read about. It was called the “Zone of Plenty Car”. It was a Great Northern Railroad car that carried grains, grasses, fruits, and vegetables from the...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    May 22, 2019

Phillips County Museum News for May 22, 2019

Spring brings many joys and one that I appreciate is the chance to get outside and just wander. Keep your eyes to the ground and you never know what treasure or gruesome item you will find. In 1935 men fencing in the breaks of Frenchman Creek discove...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    April 17, 2019

Phillips County Museum News for April 17, 2019

Spring has arrived in Phillips County! Planting seems to be on everyone’s mind be it flower bulbs or wheat acres. In the Little Rockies Miner Newspaper on April 16, 1908, a “first historic” planting was reported! R.C. Blassingame is today...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    November 21, 2018

Phillips County Museum News for November 21, 2018

This week I have a mystery for you. What hangs on a wall? Is known as a wall weapon and is bright and colorful, and made of paper? If you guessed a poster you are half way there. During World War II the government used bright colored posters with...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    October 31, 2018

Phillips County Museum News for October 31 , 2018

Creepy crawlers, ghoulie ghosts, witches and pumpkins. Yes, its Halloween in Phillips County. The PC Museum has its own spooky tale to tell. In 1924 the Miller Blacksmith shop burned completely down under mysterious circumstances. Fast forward to...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    October 10, 2018

Phillips County Museum News for October 10, 2018

UFO’s fact or fiction. In 1950 two spinning disks were seen by Great Falls locals. In the 1960’s missile sites across Montana were suddenly deactivated as UFO’s were seen overhead. And in Phillips County the year 1967 brought many UFO sightings...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    October 3, 2018

Phillips County Museum News for October 3, 2018

Forks Community Hall. 1909 found the U.S. government surveying the north part of Phillips County for homestead plots. N.J. Brandt, the commissioner of the General Land Office, became interested in the area and settled in the Forks community. Brandt...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    September 19, 2018

Phillips County Museum News for September

The Mountain Plains Museum Association held their annual conference in Billings, Mont., this week. I was pleased to represent the PC Museum in Billings. The theme for the conference was “Stronger Together”. Museums from the western part of the...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    July 18, 2018

Phillips County Museum News for July 18, 2018

Summer has arrived with lots of heat! Keep your water bottle close and don’t forget to hydrate. In 2007 the Milk River Bird Sanctuary located behind the Phillips County Museum and H.G. Robinson House came into existence. Three wood duck nest boxes...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    July 3, 2018

PC Museum News for July 3, 2018

Summer is here, and the flowers are thriving. The herb garden at the H.G. Robinson House yard is healthy and beautiful. Thinking of plants brings me to the discussion of Lewista Redivia or as most of us call it our State Flower the Bitterroot. The...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    June 13, 2018

Phillips County Museum News for June 13, 2018

Today, Phillips County is filled with uncrowded spaces, but that wasn’t necessarily the case when dinosaurs ruled the earth. In fact, Phillips County has yielded some of the world’s most significant dinosaur discoveries. The PC Museum invites...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    May 23, 2018

PC Museum News for May 23, 2018, 2015

Memorial Day is fast approaching. What does that mean to the people of Phillips County? Perhaps decorating loved one’s graves, flags waving on businesses and private dwellings, and a time to be with friends and family. Memorial Day was first known...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    May 9, 2018

Phillips County Museum News for May 9, 2018

Prehistoric Molar Found Near Malta in 1941 – “A molar belonging either to Paul Bunyan or some pre-historic monster” reads the PCN story. WPA crews had been working at the gravel pit three miles northeast of Malta when an extraordinary...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    May 2, 2018

Phillips County Museum News for May 2, 2018

Another school year is almost over. The familiar yellow buses will soon disappear until summer is over. I recently ran across a story about the Bowdoin bus route I thought was interesting. Prior to 1925, the bus service to Bowdoin School was...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    April 18, 2018

Phillips County Museum News

In the April 4th Phillips County News, there was a story about Lieutenant Commander Lee S. Pancake in the 75 years ago column. The Commander was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Pancake of Malta. Commander Pancake was indeed a hero who showed...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    April 4, 2018

PC Museum News for April 4, 2015

The doors are open! New displays and artifacts are just a few of the treasures that await you at the PC Museum. Several items are fresh out of storage and others are from a new collection that was given to the museum. Are you having trouble using...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    January 3, 2018

Museum Notes for January 3, 2018

Dec 26 As the year draws to a close, the PC Museum would like to say thank-you to everyone near and far that has supported the museum. Without you there would be no collection of county artifacts or genealogy resources! The museum will be closed...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    November 29, 2017

Phillips County Museum News for November 29, 2017

It’s almost time: join us for an evening of fun at the PC Museum on Thursday, November 30 as the PC Museum is proud to once again host their Festival of Trees. The Christmas tree is a time-honored tradition that reaches back hundreds of years....

 

Phillips County Museum News for November 22, 2017

Do you know Edward Johnson? His invention will be in the majority of Phillips County homes throughout December. Edward was a partner of Thomas Edison in “Edison’s Illumination Company”. As partner he strung the first string of Christmas lights...

 

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