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Sat Jun 03 2023

Heritage Fest

  • All Day Event
  • O'Fallon Historic Museum
  • 718 S Main
  • Baker
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About This Event

Baker's Heritage Fest is a quintessential example of authentic Western culture. At this event we celebrate crafts and skills that were practiced every day by those who homesteaded this area. Guests can make their own butter from cream or grind grain into flour. They can have a barnwood board branded by a rancher who brings in his family’s branding pot. The school marm in our one room schoolhouse has guests practice arithmetic on a slate and write with a quill. Sack races and other traditional games are played on the lawn, where guests will also find a petting zoo of farm animals and a blacksmith with his forge. There are artisans spinning wool and demonstrating loom weaving. Lunch is served from an original chuckwagon, and a horse drawn carriage takes passengers through the neighborhood. Indoors we have live country and bluegrass music performances throughout the day. Guests are encouraged to roam the entire museum complex, which consists of six buildings. Our anchor building is the original county jail, built in 1916, which tells a tale all its own. It also houses the taxidermied mount of the world’s largest steer, born and raised in Fallon County. Throughout our facility guests will find many examples of community history, including military uniforms of local heroes and business memorabilia from the past 100 plus years. Our fossil exhibits are always a hit, especially the examples of the prolific marine life that is now found all along our prairies. We are directly between two stops on the Montana Dinosaur Trail, which is a big draw for our region. In addition, we have a collection of Indigenous artifacts and interpretive materials, and we strive to center Indigenous stories and perspectives in our telling of the “history of here.”

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