Living History Day to Make a Comeback at Fort Assiniboine

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – For the first time since 2019, Fort Assiniboine is scheduled to host Living History Day.

The celebration, which recently received the go-ahead from Montana State University-Bozeman, will take place on Saturday, June 5th, from 10 AM-3 PM.

Fort Assiniboine Preservation Association Chairman Ron VandenBoom says that there will be $5 black jack wagon tours, and the local Black Powder club will be showing off antique weapons and firing their cannon.

“It should be a good day, and we’re quite excited. We’re looking at it as a party. We’re celebrating the fact that things are beginning to get back to normal. So we’re pretty excited about this year.”

Vandenboom says he is looking forward to showcasing an apartment building that will be open to the public for the first time.

“(It’s in) the bachelor officer’s quarters. And that’ll be open for the first time for people to come in and check it out and get some kind of an idea of how the officer class lived at Fort Assiniboine. The guardhouse will also be open, our museum and interpretive center will be open.”

Sax Cadillac and the Other Brothers and Sisters will be providing live music and a free lunch will be provided.

Beginning on Monday, June 7th, the Fort is scheduled to resume regular tour hours, although group sizes will be limited.

Fort Assiniboine was a U.S. Army fort that was actively used from 1879-1911.

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