Stories Behind the Objects | Sweet Pea Festival

Length: 5 miniutes. 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.

Bozeman’s annual Sweet Pea Festival has been a community staple for the past 43 years. Before our modern event, Bozeman celebrated the Sweet Pea Carnival from 1906-1916. Explore carnival artifacts and photographs to learn more about the inspiration behind the beloved Sweet Pea Festival.