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Our View: Living History, be sure not the miss it

 

May 30, 2013



People from the United States and Canada flock to many of the historical attractions on the Hi-Line, but lots of local people have never taken in the sights. Some even have problems giving directions to visitors.

When folks stop Havreites on the street and ask what there is to do in the city, some locals have nothing but quizzical looks on their faces.

This weekend is a great time to solve some of those problems.

Living History will be held Saturday at the major attractions in the Havre area.

You can drive to each attraction or the North Central Montana Transit will be taking people from Town Square to the H. Earl Clack Museum, the Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump, the Everything Antique show at the fairgrounds and Fort Assinniboine. After the ride back to Town Square, people can stop at Havre Beneath the Streets and the Frank DeRosa Railroad Museum.

Most the locations will have special events taking place for the special day, and all are having discounted rates.

Fort Assinniboine will have a special ride people can take to all portions of the far-flung fort, including some that are usually off limits to visitors.

At Havre Beneath the Streets, volunteers will play the roles of the business owners, clerks and prostitutes that were part of life in Havre long before the city got is reputation as a Norman Rockwell-type city.

Newcomers and long-timers will have a lot to learn from seeing the many historical locations. They will get know a lot about their hometown that they can share when visitors ask questions.

It will be a fun Saturday for people taking part in these events. Havre has a fascinating history, from the buffalo hunts of 2,000 years ago, to the fort activities of the late 1900s to the bawdy downtown of the early 20th century. Learn about these events and have a good time this weekend.

 

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