Montana Trails Lecture Series at Lone Mountain Ranch


Thursday, August 8, 2024
at 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Thursday, August 8, 2024
at 5:00pm – 6:30pm


Thursday, September 19, 2024
at 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Thursday, September 19, 2024
at 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Museum of the Rockies is teaming up with Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky to offer community lectures exploring Montana’s recent and prehistoric history. A horse-drawn wagon will take you from the lower parking lot to Ranch Hall, where you will enjoy light appetizers, beer, and wine with a family-friendly lecture. Activities appropriate for children will be provided outside of the Ranch Hall. 

All lectures are free and open to the public; advanced registration is suggested via this link.

July 25, August 8, and September 19
5 p.m. | Wagon rides from the Parking Lot to the Ranch Hall
5 - 5:45 p.m. | Cocktails and Light Appetizers
5:45 p.m. | Lecture with Q&A
6:30 p.m. | Wagon rides to the Parking Lot

Chaps and Hats and Buckaroos!
Thursday, July 25
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Listen to the Museum of the Rockies Curator of Cultural History, Michael Fox, share the fascinating history of dude ranching in Montana. He'll talk about how dude ranches like Montana's OTO Dude Ranch and Lone Mountain Ranch have helped preserve this important piece of Western American heritage. It's a great opportunity to learn about Montana's history and culture!

Myths, Legends, and  Lore of the Northern Rockies
Thursday, August 8
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With Museum of the Rockies Executive Director Chris Dobbs, delve into captivating stories and rich traditions that have shaped the cultural heritage of this majestic region. From Native American legends to frontier tales and mysterious beasts, discover the fascinating narratives that bring the Northern Rockies to life.

Discovering Dinosaurs in Montana
Thursday, September 19
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Did you know that Montana is a fascinating place where amazing dinosaur discoveries have been made? For over 150 million years, these incredible creatures lived, grew, and thrived here. Every summer, scientists from Museum of the Rockies go on adventures to explore the region and find new clues about the ancient past. Join Dr. John Scannella, the museum’s John R. Horner Curator of Paleontology, to learn about exciting past and present discoveries.