Stories Behind the Objects | Bozeman Opera House

Length: 5 minutes. Take a close-up look at a Museum of the Rockies artifact in 5 minutes or less! Brought to you by Lisa Verwys, Collections Manager and Registrar for Cultural History, this series explores the stories behind objects from the museum’s history collections.

From 1890 to 1927, Bozeman’s Opera House, located on the corner of Rouse and Main Street, hosted concerts, local and traveling performances, and other shows. Explore the many uses of this building (which was torn down in 1965) and see the building’s original stained glass transom window as we uncover the long history of citizen support for the arts in Bozeman.