Sunday, July 19, 2009

Museum of the Rockies

Tina, from Oklahoma, invited me to go with her to the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman.
There was a homestead behind the museum. The Tinsley house, below, dates back to the 1860's and is set up as it was when the Tinsley's were farming in this area a century and a half ago.

It is a working homestead with volunteers who work in the garden and orchard and cook in the kitchen just as Mrs. Tinsley would have. The back porch:

There was a beautiful garden. In late summer, they have a harvest festival. Delicious meals are prepared in the wood stove with all the vegetables from the garden, the eggs from the chicken house, and fruit from the orchard.

After visiting the homestead, we went in the museum. They have an extensive fossil gallery that included only fossils found in the state of Montana.

There was a section of Montana and Native American history.
On the drive back, we stopped at Meditation Point. This is a teeny tiny little roadside chapel that is available for weary travelers to stop at for rest and prayer.

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