The buffalo bull’s head crafted by cowboy artist Charlie Russell is a Montana symbol that has become more visible this year with the sesquicentennial of Russell’s birth. He would have been 150 on March 19.
The Yellowstone Art Museum staff refers to its Visible Vault as the community’s “treasure house.”
ORDAN — A nearly century-old family business in Jordan goes on the auction block Saturday when Jeannie and Dale Fellman will sell everything but the history of what his granddad started.
STEVENSVILLE – To the day he died, Elton Brechbill never did put a drop of anything extra in his coffee.
Every desolate piece of land we see from the interstate, every city block from original downtown Billings, every highway and ghost town across the state withholds a remarkable secret past. In his book "Stories from Montana’s Enduring Frontier: Exploring an Untamed Legacy," John Clayton resus…
HELENA — The Montana House of Representatives on Tuesday will celebrate its 100th anniversary of the first legislative session held in the chambers in the west wing of the Capitol.
The Western frontier was a tough place for anyone to make a living, and more so for a woman on her own. Some women turned — by choice — to the most reliable source of income they could find in the world's oldest profession. These are the women profiled in Lael Morgan's "Wanton West: Madams, …
Some legislators last year introduced several bills hostile to the future of wild bison. Some tried to keep this animal completely off public lands. Others would classify wild bison and even elk as livestock. Thankfully, most of these restrictive and selfish bills died, suffered defeat or we…
Hundreds of books have been written on the premier Western artist Charles M. Russell, but a new book by Stevensville author Jane Lambert has a different twist.
I too often gloss over a phrase like “fourth-generation Montanan,” even though technically that’s what my teenage daughters are.
A museum built by court order opens Wednesday, testing the notion that if you build it, people will come.
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A new Yellowstone Art Museum exhibit, "Splash of Paint, Flash of Steel," combines Civil War swords with Charlie Russell paintings and a work by master Impressionist Claude Monet.
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It’s an amazing collection — sprinkled with works by Western artists Charlie Russell and Frederick Remington. Items in the auction catalogue include antique guns and original photographs. There’s a first edition of Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn” and a book from Lt. Col. George A. Custer’s p…
GREAT FALLS - Construction has begun on a $3 million art building that will house the most prized pieces of the Bair Family Museum's collection.
GREAT FALLS - An Oklahoma museum now owns the most comprehensive collection of items made, used or owned by renowned western artist Charlie Russell.