Honoring Mardell Plainfeather – Montana Heritage Keeper Award presentation of  the Montana Historical Society – Public Reception at the Western Heritage Center

    • Friday, March 6, 5-6 (Free Public Event)

Mardell Plainfeather’s Crow name—Baa Hinnaché, or Always Working—reflects her tireless spirit and dedication to preserving, documenting, promoting, and teaching the history, culture, and identity of the Crow Apsáalooke people. Plainfeather is an enrolled member of the Crow (Apsáalooke) Tribe, a member of the Big Lodge clan, and a Whistling Waters child. She speaks fluent Crow and is adopted in the Sacred Tobacco Society of the Crow—the original “medicine” of the tribe.  Over the past twenty years, Plainfeather has been instrumental in developing and completing a wide range of museum, tourism, and public outreach projects on Crow history through partnerships with a wide variety of organizations, including the Western Heritage Center’s, American Indian Tribal Histories Project.

https://www.ywhc.org/museum-programs/special-events/?preview=true

Yellowstone Valley Gives

    • Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1

  • Yellowstone Valley Gives is a modern, online telethon-style event running from April 30 at noon – May 1st at 6:00 pm. We’ll be raising funds online, and with your help, trying to win cash prizes for the museum.  This event is organized by the Billings Community Foundation.  This will be an especially important year to support your local non-profits.
  • Mark Yellowstone Valley Gives on your calendar for April 30 and May 1 and bookmark this giving link: https://www.yellowstonegives.org/organizations/western-heritage-center.
  • Please make a donation to support us between April 30 at noon through May 1st at 6:00 pm​.
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Artwalk, Downtown Billings

  • Friday, June 5, 5pm-8pm (Free Admission)

ArtWalk, celebrating its 26th season, includes extended hours for galleries, art studios, museums, restaurants, in downtown Billings. All ArtWalk events are free to public.


Artwalk, Downtown Billings

  • Friday, August 7, 5pm-8pm (Free Admission)

ArtWalk, celebrating its 26th season, includes extended hours for galleries, art studios, museums, restaurants, in downtown Billings. All ArtWalk events are free to public.

Artwalk, Downtown Billings

  • Friday, October 2, 5pm-9pm (Free Admission)

ArtWalk, celebrating its 26th season, includes extended hours for galleries, art studios, museums, restaurants, in downtown Billings. All ArtWalk events are free to public.

Artwalk, Downtown Billings

  • Friday, December 8, 5pm-9pm (Free Admission)

ArtWalk, celebrating its 26th season, includes extended hours for galleries, art studios, museums, restaurants, in downtown Billings.

All ArtWalk events are free to public.


Holiday Playapalooza

  • Saturday, December 12, 10-2:30 (Free Admission)

Ring in the holiday season with Holiday Playapalooza! We will offer an interactive, educational bonding experience for your whole family. Kids of all ages will learn and play games from the past such as tiddlywinks, checkers, and pick-up-sticks, create holiday crafts, and possibly even meet our favorite, bearded holiday gift-giver. Parents and grandparents get in on the fun!