Sep 182013
 

Press Release from the Deer Lodge Development Group.

 

DEER LODGE DEVELOPMENT GROUP PUBLIC MEETING.

WHERE: Pen Convention Center on Main Street

WHEN: 7 pm on September 19th 2013


The purpose of this meeting will be to update the public on the status of DLDG’s projects, Hotel Deer Lodge, upcoming events, and encourage membership to our organization.

With the community’s help, we have accomplished a lot in the past year and have exciting things ahead, and want to expand Deer Lodge’s fan base!

Please join us on September 19! (Did I mention there’d be treats?)

See you there!

Sherrill Ellis Kraakmo, Executive Director, Deer Lodge Development Group

Sep 092013
 

The 18th Annual Big Sky Draft Horse Expo makes Deer Lodge the place to be this weekend.

Starting at 8 am on Saturday and Sunday the 14th and 15th September 2013, events taking place at the Tri-County Fairgrounds include:

>    Six horse hitch Conformation

>    Four horse Hitch and Driving and Four Abreast

>    Junior and Senior Team Driving

>    Ladies, Pleasure and Junior Cart

>    Tandem and Unicorn

>    Antique/Unique and Street/Working

>    Working teamster classes including obstacle course, log skidding, and cultivating

>    Feed team race

>    Kids stick horse race and more

A Trade Show provides an opportunity to view and purchase items ranging from draft horse harnesses to art and books. It is always a mix of interesting items.

Admission is $10 per adult per day ($5 per day for 11-18 year olds)

Event Buttons are $18, and this includes entry into the Expo on both days, plus admission to the Old Montana Prison Museums and entry into the Prize Draw.

Family Tickets are $25 per day (2 adults with up to 4 kids up to 18) or $40 for the Weekend.

More information is available on the website at http://www.drafthorseexpo.com/

Deer Lodge is also home to the 7th Annual Montana Academy of Living History. From 11th to 13th September, various events, local tours and workshops will be held. More details on the website at http://www.academyoflivinghistory.com/

Aug 132013
 

 DEMOLITION DERBY

Tri-County Fairgrounds, Deer Lodge

Sunday 18th August 2013 at 6 pm

Gates open at 5 pm

Admission

ADULTS – $8 (13 and over)

CHILDREN – $6 (6 to 12)

FREE for 5 and under.

NO COOLERS – BACKPACKS SUBJECT TO SEARCH

Deer Lodge Demo Derby

Come rain or shine to the Deer Lodge Demolition Derby, brought to you by the Powell County Chamber of Commerce. See the drivers battle it out in the Main Event (Classic Cars) and Herby Derby for over $4,400 in Cash Prizes and Trophies. Fun and games with Crash The Clown.

Tickets available on the gate or in advance from Calumet (MRC), Valley Foods and Keystone Drug & Gifts.

Deer Lodge Demo Derby

Have a vehicle and want to take part? Registration is from 3 pm to 5 pm at the junction of Prairie Lane and Sagebrush Lane. Cost is $45 ( $40 in advance (prior to 5:30 pm on Friday 16th) at the Chamber Office at 1109 Main Street).

Rules & Regulations available from the Chamber Office or online at http://www.powellcountymontana.com/images/Demo-Derby-2013.pdf

It’s going to be a great evening, so come along and cheer for your local favorites.

The Main Event is Sponsored by NorthWestern Energy.

Brought to you by the Powell County Chamber of Commerce.

www.deerlodgemt.info

Deer Lodge Demo Derby

Aug 062013
 

Raffle for Statue 'Clyde'

BIG SKY DRAFT HORSE EXPO RAFFLE.

Help Preserve the Statue of “CLYDE”.

All proceeds of Raffle will be used to repaint and maintain the Clydesdale Statue that resides at the North Entrance to Deer Lodge. Tickets are $2 each or 6 tickets for $10. Contact Dayna Gilman on 490-1305, Betty Hadley on 846-2507 or Barb Johnson. Need not be present to win, but we would love to see you at the Big Sky Draft Horse Expo in Deer Lodge, Montana. September 14 and 15, 2013.

Prizes: Quilt with Western Design, Leather Canteen with Silhouette of Clyde, Weekend Pass for Fairmont Hot Springs. Raffle items have been donated by Barb Johnson (Wild Iris), Charlie Gilman (Circle Star Boot Shoe and Saddle Repair) and Fairmont Hot Springs and Resort.

Jul 252013
 

Western Weekend at Grant-Kohrs Ranch

There will be a roundup of all the activities that made up the frontier cattle era at Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site (NHS) in Deer Lodge, July 27 and 28 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

  Saturday will feature the work of the cowboy, as this year’s calf crop receives the Lazy G Hanging K brand registered to the ranch.  Throughout the day, brand crafts and games will initiate children into the history of the open range, while numerous other programs and displays will be offered to visitors of all ages. The calves will be branded between 10:30 and noon on Saturday, barring rain.  Wet stock cannot be branded.  Find out why at the event.

  Sunday will be given over to teamsters and draft horses.  From 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm, we will be demonstrating our newly rebuilt overshot stacker.  Like a giant horse-powered pitchfork, it is the type of stacker most commonly used at the ranch.  The “beaverslide” haystacker used in recent years will also be on display.  Additional programs for children and adults will be offered throughout the day. Like branding, haying cannot be done in the rain.  Wet stacked hay can spontaneously ignite.  Other activities will go as scheduled, rain or shine.

  Admission is free for all programs.  For details, visit www.nps.gov/grko or call (406) 846-2070.

266 Warren Lane Deer Lodge, MT 59722  406 846-2070 phone 406 846-3962 fax

Haying at Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Deer Lodge

Haying at Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Deer Lodge

Jun 262013
 

After a fantastic turn out for Territorial Days on June 15th and last weekends Open House at Yesterday’s Playthings and Museum Appreciation Day, we are pleased to continue the busy Summer in Deer Lodge with not one but two important events.

Tina Schowengerdt Memorial Barrel Race (TSMBR)

The Tina Schowengerdt Memorial Barrel Race (TSMBR) will take place the weekend of June 28th-30th at The Blue Pavilion in Deer Lodge. The races will be held Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. A barbeque dinner will be served Saturday, June 29th at 5 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $12 for adults, $6 for children or $30 for families. There will be a silent auction, a live auction and Rob Quist and Great Northern will entertain as well. For ticket and general information, contact Diana Solle at 406-691-0540. or visit http://cottonwoodcommons.org/

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31st Annual Weapons Collectors Society of Montana

 

OLD MONTANA PRISON GUN SHOW

 

Deer Lodge, MT

 

Friday June 28th to Sunday June 30th 2013

 

  • Adults – $5.00
  • Youth (10-18)- $1.00
  • Under 10 – Free

 

Admission is for all 3 days and Includes Gun Show and All Museums

 

  • Friday June 28th – 12 noon till 6 pm
  • Saturday June 29th – 9 am till 5:30 pm
  • Sunday June 30th – 9 am till 3 pm

 

80 + tables – Wide Selection

 

Concessions – Family Fun!

 

Dealer Information

 

Table Rental (Reduced prices for 2013!)

 

  • WCSM Member – $25.00 each
  • Non-Member – $30.00 each
  • Outside Space – $25.00
  • RV Electric Hook-Ups – $40.00/3 days

 

Contact: Julia Brewer – Old Montana Prison

 

(406) 846-3111 – info@pcmaf.org

http://www.pcmaf.org/wordpress/

Jun 192013
 

FREE Admission to the Old Montana Prison Museums this Saturday the 22nd June, 2013. Lets celebrate Museum Appreciation Day.

 

Raggedy Ann and AndyIn addition, there will be an Open House at Yesterday’s Playthings to formally introduce the newest exhibit “Raggedy Ann and Andy”. They will have an “official” ribbon cutting at 10:00 a.m., cake, coffee AND Raggedy Ann and Andy will be there (in the flesh) so the kiddo’s (and adults if you please) can get your picture taken with the “redhead’s”. The owner of this impressive collection, Kathy Jackson, will be present, and door prizes will be handed out, including a free paranormal investigation at the Old Prison on August 16, 2013

Please support YOUR local museum complex and come on down for a free day of history, fun and culture.

OLD MONTANA PRISON, MONTANA AUTO MUSEUM, FRONTIER MONTANA, YESTERDAY’S PLAYTHINGS, POWELL COUNTY MUSEUM, MILWAUKEE ROAD EXHIBITS, COTTONWOOD CITY

 Old Montana Prison Museum Complex, 1106 Main Street, Deer Lodge, MT 59722 – (406) 846-3111

Jun 142013
 

TERRITORIAL DAYS

The Powell County Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to the 24th Annual Territorial Days events this weekend.

Events kick off on this evening  with a Bonfire and Wine Tasting at the Deer Park Golf Course from 6:30 pm. Music provided by Steve and Susan Fullmer

 Tomorrow,  Saturday 15th June events begin at 8 am with the Prison Break Run, sponsored by the Deer Lodge Athletic Association. With a 3 K fun run/walk, a 5 K fun run and 10 K road race, Race Day registration begins one hour before race time. $15 for 3K entrants and $20 for 5K/10K entrants. Register at Newland & Company – 212 Missouri Ave. (just off of Main St.). Questions? Contact ~ Candice Miller on 846-1191

 Registration for the ‘Show N Shine’ starts at 9:00 am in the Old Prison Yard and continues until 11:00 am. Anyone with a Special Vehicle is encourage to register, from Hot Rods and Muscle Cars to Classic and Antique cars and motorcycles. Registration costs $18 for your first vehicle, $5 for each extra vehicle you enter. All entrants receive a dash plaque and bag full of goodies, and are entered into a competition where the Top 20 vehicles chosen by the drivers win an Award (a useful prize, not a trophy). There is also an award presented to the Peoples Choice.

All vehicles then join the Main Street Parade. All non Show N Shine participants in the Parade assemble by Scharfs Restaurant at 819 Main Street at 11:00 am. Entry in the Parade is free, just assemble on Pennsylvania at 11:00 am, no registration required.

The Parade starts at 11:30 am from outside Scharf’s Restaurant on Main Street (North end of the Old Prison Wall).

This years Grand Marshall is ‘In Memoriam of Tina Schowengerdt’. Tina’s grandson Rocky will be riding in the 1965 Mustang  alongside Tina’s faithful dog July.

Once the parade has passed, the Pioneer Power and Tractor Association Antique Tractor Show, Jaywalkers Jamboree, Texaco Country Showdown (Talent Show), Live Band (‘Genuine Article’) and Free Street Dance continue throughout the day on Main Street until 11 pm. More details on the Poster below, or on our website at www.deerlodgemt.info

NERF WARS will take place at the Old Prison Yard from 1 pm till 4 pm. Two age groups, 12 & under and 13 & above. $5 for a 15 minute session, $12 for 3 x 15 minute sessions. Register at the Old Prison Museum at 1106 Main Street. The first 50 to register receive a free T-Shirt. Sponsored by the Deer Lodge Development Group in partnership with the DUI Task Force a& Tri-County Addiction Services.

The Weekends events are rounded out by the Fathers Day Golf Tournament at the Deer Park Golf Course.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYBODY!

The Powell County Chamber of Commerce thanks all of the participants, volunteers, vendors and Sponsors (see the list on http://www.powellcountymontana.com/territorial-day.html)

Jun 072013
 

TERRITORIAL DAYS – DEER LODGE

The Powell County Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to the 24th Annual Territorial Days events next weekend in Deer Lodge

Events kick off on Friday 14th June with a Bonfire and Wine Tasting at the Deer Park Golf Course from 6:30 pm. Music provided by Steve and Susan Fullmer

 On Saturday 15th June events begin at 8 am with the Prison Break Run, sponsored by the Deer Lodge Athletic Association. With a 3 K fun run/walk, a 5 K fun run and 10 K road race, Race Day registration begins one hour before race time. $15 for 3K entrants and $20 for 5K/10K entrants. Register at Newland & Company – 212 Missouri Ave. (just off of Main St.). Questions? Contact ~ Candice Miller on 846-1191

 Registration for the ‘Show N Shine’ starts at 9:00 am in the Old Prison Yard and continues until 11:00 am. Anyone with a Special Vehicle is encourage to register, from Hot Rods and Muscle Cars to Classic and Antique cars and motorcycles. Registration costs $18 for your first vehicle, $5 for each extra vehicle you enter. All entrants receive a dash plaque and bag full of goodies, and are entered into a competition where the Top 20 vehicles chosen by the drivers win an Award (a useful prize, not a trophy). There is also an award presented to the Peoples Choice.

All vehicles then join the Main Street Parade. All non Show N Shine participants in the Parade assemble by Scharfs Restaurant at 819 Main Street at 11:00 am. Entry in the Parade is free, just assemble on Pennsylvania at 11:00 am, no registration required.

The Parade starts at 11:30 am from outside Scharf’s Restaurant on Main Street (North end of the Old Prison Wall).

Once the parade has passed, the Pioneer Power and Tractor Association Antique Tractor Show, Jaywalkers Jamboree, Texaco Country Showdown (Talent Show), Live Band (‘Genuine Article’) and Free Street Dance continue throughout the day on Main Street until 11 pm. More details on the Poster below, or on our website at www.deerlodgemt.info

TD_Poster_2013

NERF WARS will take place at the Old Prison Yard from 1 pm till 4 pm. Two age groups, 12 & under and 13 & above. $5 for a 15 minute session, $12 for 3 x 15 minute sessions. Pre-register at the Old Prison Museum at 1106 Main Street. The first 50 to register receive a free T-Shirt. Sponsored by the Deer Lodge Development Group in partnership with the DUI Task Force a& Tri-County Addiction Services.

The Weekends events are rounded out by the Fathers Day Golf Tournament at the Deer Park Golf Course.

The Powell County Chamber of Commerce thanks all of the participants, volunteers, vendors and Sponsors (see the list on http://www.powellcountymontana.com/territorial-day.html)

HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE TERRITORIAL DAYS!