Brews & The Big Sky explores the unique history of the Big Sky state paired with unique Montana brews. This adults-only winter series enters its third season with a new program format. Enjoy a night out as the Museum becomes a lively venue for drinks and local history. Sample beer from a featured Montana brewery, enjoy light appetizers and wander through MOR’s exhibitions.
New for this season, enjoy informal gallery talks with Curator of History, Michael Fox, at 6 & 6:30 pm in the Paugh History Hall or the Changing Exhibit Gallery. Explore items from MOR’s collections, ask questions, and learn more about Montana’s past. This popular adults-only evening at MOR is the perfect way to discover great brews and the history of the big sky state.
2017/18 Brews & The Big Sky Monthly Programs are on the last Tuesday of most Fall to Spring months
5:30 – 7:30pm | Age 21+ only
$12 admission includes beer tasting, gallery talks, exhibits, & light appetizers
The evening at a glance:
5:30 – 7:30pm | Beer tasting and museum exhibits open
6 & 6:30pm | Informal gallery talks
Space is limited. Tickets are required for all events beginning September 1, 2017. Having trouble registering? Call 406-994-5257.
These events will all be pre-ticketed. Please print off your ticket (accessible from your receipt) or load it on your mobile phone. Your ticket will be scanned upon entry. Tickets are transferable, but all program participants must be 21 years of age and will be asked for ID at the event.
September 26, 2017 | Weapons of the West
with Bitter Root Brewing
Explore MOR’s extensive collection of firearms. Hear the stories behind the Winchester rifles currently on display along with a few additional pieces from the Museum’s edged weapons vault.
October 31, 2017 | Creepy Collections & Craft Beer
with Beehive Basin Brewery
In the spirit of Halloween, see some of MOR’s most haunting and creepy collections, including items kept in permanent collections and a few on display. Costumes are welcome!
November 28, 2017 | Memory on Glass
with Philipsburg Brewing Company
Explore the world of frontier photographer David F. Barry and his work on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Learn how these photos recorded ongoing controversies that continue to surround American Indians and their relationship with the U.S. government to this day.
February 27, 2018 | The “McGill Museum”
with 2 Basset Brewery
Learn more about MOR’s founder Dr. Carolyn McGill with this look at her remarkable life in Butte and beyond. Since 1957 the Museum has been following her lead in bringing regional history and natural history to our visitors and sharing it with audiences around the world.
March 27, 2018 | Traps & Taps
with Draught Works Brewery
Some of the first Euro-Americans to visit the northern Rockies were fur trappers. Learn more about these hearty backwoodsmen and their adventures.
April 24, 2018 | Yellowstone Tourism
with Red Lodge Ales Brewing Company
Tourism is a vital part of our region’s economy and lifestyle. See items featuring the Rocky Mountain hospitality industry from stagecoach travel and souvenirs to backcountry camping and high-style hotels.