Yellowstone Gateway to celebrate 40 years at Living History Day on June 3

By: 
Hope Angelica

The Yellowstone Gateway Museum celebrates its 40th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, at the museum, located at 118 W Chinook St.

The anniversary is a free event with flint knapping, blacksmithing, painting, quilting, Dutch-oven cooking and opportunities for children and families. Shane Doyle, a member of the Crow Tribe, will conduct the opening ceremony on Saturday.

Doyle will give a short program about area tribal history. He grew up in Crow Agency and has worked as an education and cultural consultant.

Among those participating in the event are local flint knappers Ray Alt and George Bryce, Blacksmiths Jem Blueher, Andy Olds and Martin Hildreth, longtime Dutch-oven cook Michael Keator, firefighters from Livingston Fire Rescue and Audrey

Dodge and Dean Gilbert who will show people how to douse or locate water. K. Potter will give a painting demonstration from 3 to 5 p.m.

Director Paul Shea and volunteer docents, Susan Sewell and Sabine MacInnes, will give free interpretive tours of the museum for groups on demand.

New exhibits this year include “Communication: A Changing Conversation,” a collaboration with Park High School students enrolled in Shift Empowerment’s Community 360 class last fall.

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