Brews & the Big Sky explores the unique history of the Big Sky state paired with unique Montana brews. Enjoy an adults-only 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.
Enjoy informal gallery talks at 6 & 6:30 p.m. in an 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.
2019 Brews & The Big Sky Monthly Programs
Last Tuesday of September – November | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Age 21+ only
$15 admission includes beer tasting, gallery talks, exhibits, & light appetizers.
Space is limited. Tickets are required for all events. 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.
The Bozeman Trail
Featuring MOR's Curator of History Michael Fox, Katabatic Brewing Company, & Pizza Campania
In spring of 1863, John Bozeman, his partner John Jacobs, and Jacob’s eleven-year-old daughter journeyed east from the Gallatin Valley. Their search for a new emigrant trail from the Oregon Trail in Wyoming to the gold mines at Bannock and later Virginia City, in what was then the territory of Idaho, would shape Montana history and ensure that Bozeman became an important agricultural and urban center. Join us for a discussion of their adventures and misadventures on a short-lived, but critically important western trail.
Ancient Humans and Ice Age Mammal Extinction
Featuring MOR's Paleontology Registrar and Collections Manager Amy Atwater, Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, & The Mint Café & Bar
Thousands of years ago Montana’s landscape was home to strange mammals. Giant sloths, woolly mammoths, dire wolves, camels, horses, cave bears and more all went extinct around 11,000 years ago in North America. While climate change and disease may have played a role, another mammal showed up right before this extinction event occurred: humans. Come learn about the role of humans in the Ice Age Megafaunal Extinction.
Light on the Land: The Photographs of Albert Schlechten
Featuring MOR's Curator of Art and Photography Steve Jackson, KettleHouse Brewing Company, & Pizza Campania
View the landscape photographs of Albert Schlechten and work of one of Montana’s best landscape photographers.
The winter 2020 Brews & the Big Sky event information will be released in early January with the Winter Seasonal Snapshot.