As a membership enrollment incentive, we will draw one name from the list of people who have either re-enrolled or purchased a new membership before April 15, 2023. That person will receive a LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP!
This has been another exciting year with visitors from all 50 states and 28 foreign countries. Listed below is a summary of some of the 2022 Range Riders Museum activities. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THE MUSEUM THROUGH MEMBERSHIPS, DONATIONS, ENTRY FEES, GIFT SHOP PURCHASES, AND FUNDRAISERS.
In 2022, we:
• Assisted many researchers, from individuals writing books to families researching history;
• Hosted many tours, including school tours from Hysham, Circle, and Miles City, with a total of 106 guests. Also hosted private tours for the Rodeo Queens, Library Reading Program, and a mental health organization;
• Hosted the Bucking Horse Sale Breakfast, which was a huge success. Among our guests were 2 journalists from Italy, one of whom has quite a following among Native American readers; they took many pictures and asked many very interesting questions;
• Had many photographers use the museum buildings and exhibits for their photo shoots;
• Received many donated artifacts to help tell the history of our area, including research books, photographs, quilts, dolls, pots and pans for our kitchen exhibits, laundry items, and advertising signs;
• Received grants from the Allen Foundation and the Montana Community Foundation to re-roof the Pioneer Memorial Hall. We also received grants from AARP, the Homestead Foundation, and WalMart, which enabled us to update and replace exhibit labels throughout the museum, and, replace glass on some exhibit showcases;
• Our Annual Meeting/Memorial Plaque Dedication Ceremony was held in June, when we honored 16 pioneer men and women and enjoyed a wonderful roast beef dinner;
• Our Open House/Pioneer Day was an held on the 2nd Saturday in September, and was a rousing success, with an outdoor chuckwagon feed, and tents and displays depicting an old-time military encampment, where some visitors had a chance to fire old military firearms. Many attendees enjoyed touring the museum facilities free of charge;
2023 Work Schedule
Continue researching and replacing labels in displays;
Assemble new flip books containing photos for displaying in the Officers Quarters building;
Complete roofing repairs on the Tool Shed, School House, and outside back wall of Miles Town display;
We hope to see you this season!
Sincerely, Bunny Miller- Curator
DID YOU KNOW THAT THE MUSEUM OPERATES WITHOUT USING A PENNY OF COUNTY TAX DOLLARS?
HERE ARE SOME WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
• Buy a membership or renew your membership and invite your friends to join. Remember the Lifetime members have their names displayed on the plaque in the Memorial Hall.
• Make a tax deductible charitable gift.
• Give a gift in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone special. Remember to include the name, address of the family member of the deceased to notify or, in case of an honor gift, the address of the person being honored.
• Shop at our gift shop; we now offer gift certificates;