Events at RMMMH

2013 Events

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November Events

Ken Robison: Montana and the Civil War

November 10, Sunday, 2:00, Building T-316
Veterans Day Weekend.
Retired US Navy Captain and Montana historian Ken Robison of Great Falls will discuss his forthcoming book "Montana and the Civil War: A Territory Forged on the Battlefield," and his previous work "Life and Death on the Upper Missouri: The Frontier Sketches of Johnny Healey."
Refreshments.


October Events


September Events

National Public Lands day event in Missoula

At least 100 volunteers are expected for National Public Lands day event in Missoula.

Saturday, September 28, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fort Missoula Regional Park

200th Anniversary of War of 1812's Battle of Lake Erie

September 8, Sunday, 2:00, Building T-316

200th Anniversary of War of 1812's Battle of Lake Erie, map talk and demonstration; to be continued at presentation on 1813's Battle of the Thames, Ontario at October 3 meeting of Lewis and Clark Trail Foundation's Travelers' Rest Chapter in Lolo, Mt.

Battle of the Thames
Battle of the Thames, Ontario, October 5, 1813 (US Army)

Press Release—At least 100 volunteers are expected for National Public Lands day event in Missoula

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Saturday, September 28, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Media Advisory—Historic Transfer of Fort Missoula Property

To Take Place At 27 Fort Missoula Road Monday September 23.

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July Events

Fourth of July Celebration - RMMMH 13th Annual Collector's Sale and BBQ

July 4, Thursday, 7-4, Building T-316
Fourth of July Celebration at Fort Missoula; RMMMH 13th Annual Collector's Sale and BBQ.

World War II Dodge Command Car

A World War II Dodge Command Car on display at the RMMMH during July 4, courtesy Hayes and Lia Otoupalik.

Annual Collectors' Sale, July 4

Museum visitors make selections at the RMMMH's 13th Annual Collectors' Sale, July 4.

Hamburgers and hot dogs on July 4 at Fort Missoula

RMMMH volunteers serve up hamburgers and hot dogs on July 4 at Fort Missoula.


June Events

Stories in Stones

June 9, Sunday, 1:00, Fort Missoula Post Cemetery
Stories in Stones interpretive program.

Gary Lancaster discussed the reburials of Fort Ellis, Mt. soldiers John McDonald answers inquiries about Fort Missoula  Post Cemetery

Left photo: RMMMH President Gary Lancaster discussed the reburials of Fort Ellis, Mt. soldiers at the at the Fort Missoula Cemetery during Stories in Stones, June 9, 2013.

Right photo: USAF and Korean War veteran John McDonald answers inquiries about Fort Missoula Post Cemetery at Stories in Stones 2013.

Mike Bourke relates story Mike Dwyer talks about USN Medical Corpsman Sp4 Steven Slusher

Left photo: Mike Bourke relates the story of Col. Norval Bonawitz and the Flying Tiger-descent 74th Fighter Squadron in China during World War II at Stories in Stones 2013.

Right photo: RMMMH Trustee and USN Vietnam veteran Mike Dwyer talks about USN Medical Corpsman Sp4 Steven Slusher, KIA in Cambodia while attempting to save a wounded soldier, at Stories in Stones 2013.

Battle of Gettysburg 150th Anniversary

June 30, Sunday, 2:00, Building T-316
Battle of Gettysburg 150th Anniversary; map talk and demonstration.

Hayes Otoupalik

RMMMH Trustee Hayes Otoupalik prepares the Museum's 1863 Ordnance Gun for firing, June 30, 2013. (Photo by Roger Peterson)

Hayes Otoupalik

Hayes Otoupalik explains the firing mechanism of the RMMMH's 1863 Ordnance Gun. (Photo by Roger Peterson)

Hayes Otoupalik

Firing the RMMMH's 1863 Ordnance Gun. (Photo by Roger Peterson)


May Events

Certificates of Appreciation

May 26, Sunday, 2:00, Bldg. T-316 Memorial Day Weekend
Certificates of Appreciation (posthumous) presented to all applying descendants and friends of 1890-1917 Imperial Age US military veterans (Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, Chinese Boxer Rebellion, Mexican Punitive Expedition and peacetime).

Call 406-549-5346 or email info@fortmissoula.org to apply.

Presentation afterward on "Missoula's Spanish-American War Veterans;" refreshments.

FORT MISSOULA by Tate Jones

Tate Jones Presentation & Signing
FORT MISSOULA (paperback)
Thursday, May 16th 7:00 pm
Fact & Fiction, 218 N. Higgins


April Events

Exhibit Opening - "The Imperial Age: 1890-1917" at the Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History, Fort Missoula

Images in Exhibits section.

The Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History will debut the exhibit "The Imperial Age: 1890-1917"

  • Building T-316
  • Fort Missoula
  • Sunday, April 28, 2013
  • 2:00 PM

Imperial Age icon"The Imperial Age" covers milestones in US military history between the end of the Indian Wars and the opening of World War I, including the Spanish-American War (1898), the Philippine Insurrection (1898-1902), the Chinese Boxer Rebellion (1900) and the Mexican Punitive Expedition (1916). Period artifacts and media relate the national narrative of these events in combination with Montana's contributions to the era, including the stories of the First Montana Volunteers in the Philippines and Boxer Rebellion participant Colonel Aaron Daggett of Fort Missoula.

The day's keynote address will be delivered by Major General Matt Quinn of the Montana National Guard. A veteran of both Operation Desert Storm and the Iraq War, Gen. Quinn assumed the post of Adjutant General for the Montana National Guard in April 2012.

Major General Matt Quinn, Adjutant General of Montana, speaks at dedication of RMMMH Imperial Age Gallery, April 28, 2013. (Below)

Major General Matt Quinn

Elissa Aiking-Taylor plays Spanish-American War period music at opening of RMMMH's Imperial Age Gallery, April 28, 2013. (Below)

Elissa Aiking-Taylor

Local historian and author Stan Cohen ("Images of the Spanish-American War," 1998) presented "Theodore Roosevelt's America: A Pictorial Tour." In this photo the RMMMH Trustee discusses images of the Spanish-American War on the Museum's new Hemen Classroom, April 28, 2013. (Below)

RMMMH Trustee Stan Cohen

Refreshments; additional exhibits on Montanans in battle, Civil War, World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Mideast conflicts, and Civilian Conservation Corps. Museum spring hours: weekends, 12-5.

For more information: (406) 549-5346.

Images in Exhibits section.