Upcoming Events

Geology, Ecology Tour of the Beartooth Mountains

Saturday, July 11, 2015

$50 per person

Geology and Ecology tour of the Beartooth Highway with geologist Dr. Marv Kauffman and ecologist Dr. Phil Robertson will take place on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Since 1996, this team has led one-day excursions exploring the geological and ecological wonders of the Beartooths. Both men are retired university professors who for many years, have taught at the Yellowstone-Bighorn Research Association's summer programs. This is a tour that you will not soon forget. The cost is $75 per person with lunch included. Seating is limited, so make your reservations today at the Museum.


10 Years After -- A Talk on the 2005 Mudslides that Closed the Beartooth Highway

07/23/2015

Come join a community discussion commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the mudslides and debris flows that closed the Beartooth Highway during the summer and fall of 2005. Former Carbon County News reporter Bob Wallace will lead a PowerPoint discussion on the events of that summer, and the reactions of the community, and state and federal officials to the disaster. For those unfamiliar with the events of that summer, in May 2005, just weeks before the opening of the Beartooth Highway (the unofficial start of the summer tourist season in Red Lodge), massive debris flows as thick as 40 feet in some places rushed down the side of the mountain, severing the highway in at least 13 places. The news was met with shock and bewilderment by the local business community who imagined precious summer tourist dollars drying up with the road to Yellowstone closed indefinitely. In an amazing feat of engineering (and political red tape-cutting) the massive undertaking to repair the highway was accomplished by Kiewit Construction firm by October of 2005. There will also be a free-flowing forum following the talk for community members in attendance to share their own personal stories from that summer.


Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Red Lodge

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Free to members and $2.00 for non-members

Join the Carbon County Historical Society and Museum for an early evening of historic fun. Meet at the Museum at 5 p.m. to join in a historic walking tour of downtown Red Lodge. Handouts will be provided and a guide will show you the wonderful historic buildings. All programs are free to members and $2.00 for non-members.


Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Red Lodge

Thursday, August, 2015

Free to members and $2.00 for non-members

Join the Carbon County Historical Society and Museum for an early evening of historic fun. Meet at the Museum at 5 p.m. to join in a historic walking tour of downtown Red Lodge. Handouts will be provided and a guide will show you the wonderful historic buildings. All programs are free to members and $2.00 for non-members.


Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Red Lodge

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Free for Members and $2.00 for all non members

Join the Carbon County Historical Society and Museum for an early evening of historic fun. Meet at the Museum at 5 p.m. to join in a historic walking tour of downtown Red Lodge. Handouts will be provided and a guide will show you the wonderful historic buildings. All programs are free to members and $2.00 for non-members.


Historical Walking Tour of Downtown Red Lodge

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Free to members and $2.00 for non-members

Join the Carbon County Historical Society and Museum for an early evening of historic fun. Meet at the Museum at 5 p.m. to join in a historic walking tour of downtown Red Lodge. Handouts will be provided and a guide will show you the wonderful historic buildings. All programs are free to members and $2.00 for non-members.


The Hoedown - Outlaw Style

Saturday, October 3, 2015

TBA

Carbon County Historical Society and Museum's Annual Fundraiser. Dining, silent auction, live auction, entertainment and dancing. Don't miss this "heel-kickin" event. Held at Rock Creek Resort, south of Red Lodge at 5:30 pm.