Western Heritage Center
To some people, the Rimrocks that line the northern face of Billings offer a bird’s-eye view of the Yellowstone Valley.
They went to Sioux Falls, S.D., and liked virtually everything they saw.
Bricks, a menorah, and a replica broken window are part of “Who Are You, Who Are We? Billings Stands Against Discrimination.” The exhibit, created by West High students, opens to the public Saturday and will be up through year’s end at the Western Heritage Center.
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A month after an aspirational visit to Sioux Falls, S.D., participants’ minds are still working through the takeaways — and formulating possible next steps — based on what they saw during an extensive three-day tour of South Dakota’s largest city.
A menorah. A video filled with remembrance. An aluminum panel covered in colorful handprints.
Julie Dial of the Western Heritage Center stands in the entrance to the “Who Are You, Who Are We?” exhibit Friday.
A piece of art is displayed in the "Who Are You/Who Are We?" exhibit at the Western Heritage Center.
Windshield wipers are used to display replicas of hate flyers in the "Who Are You/Who Are We?" exhibit at the Western Heritage Center.
Julie Dial of the Western Heritage Center talks about the "Who Are You/Who Are We?" exhibit Friday.
The Western Heritage Center presents a gallery of images that depicts Montanans enjoying the the sun shine of summers past.
The culmination of months of hard work and research came to a head Tuesday for a group of Billings West High students as they began setting up a museum exhibit they created on hate speech and hate crimes in Billings.
The Western Heritage Center is hosting the Montana Inspiration Project, featuring free talks and demonstrations through December.
Beau Linnell, a junior at West High, didn’t realize just how much he’d learn about hate crimes in Billings when he started a class project earlier this year looking at the impact of the town’s stand against such crimes 20 years ago.
Hundreds of children enjoyed old-fashioned games and other activities at the Western Heritage Center's Playapalooza on Saturday.
Old-school games such as jacks are featured at Saturday’s Playapalooza at the Western Heritage Center.
Learn and play games from the past such as tiddlywinks, jacks, hopscotch, marbles, and cowboy roping at the Western Heritage Center’s Playapalooza on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Montana PBS’ Chris Seifert works with students during a brainstorming session at the Western Heritage Center.
Julie Dial, executive director of the Western Heritage Center, works with students during a brainstorming session at the center.