Last Saturday in June
Join us as area communities and former residents gather together to reminisce
and share memories
Music, Entertainment, Food & Fun
For additional information or
special viewing appointments. , contact 406-355-4322
Annual Christmas Festival is held the 1st Sunday of Dec.
Crafters, Artists, Music, Food and a visit from Santa himself.
Rudyard Centennial Celebration
Photos from Ingathering
Vintage Auto Museum
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your airport needs contact Dana Ness at 406-355-4257 prior to use.
The Rudyard Historical Society began in April of 1994.
We acquired the
local railroad depot, moved it to a permanent location, and renovated it for a
museum in which to house both the written and physical history of the hi-line
towns of Joplin, Inverness, Rudyard, Hingham, Gildford, and Kremlin.
One of the activities is the bringing together of the written history of the
communities from several newspapers that were printed along the hi-line
beginning in 1910. That requires spending hours, months, and even years
reading microfilm, typing of the stories, and making hardcopies of the
information and storing it in vertical files, as well as in the computer.
Some of this project has already been done by members and is on going and
constantly updating. This project was originally started by Jan DeLaney in
the years prior to the formation of the Rudyard Historical Society.
Different society members interview the few old timers who remain from the
homesteading days. That info is typed up and housed in the museum.
This has created a genealogy interest. We have kept copies of Obituaries,
Marriages, and the happenings of interest to assist in research. We hope
to have family members work with us in creating a genealogy chart of our
homesteaders and their families from the area. I encourage anyone
interested to help us with their families chart, including a few pictures
of their family. We supply an 18" X 18" area to display a family genealogy
chart. Come join our fun!