Posted: Jul 4, 2012 9:59 AM by KPAX/KAJ Media Center
Updated: Jul 4, 2012 11:07 AM
MISSOULA- You can step back in time at Fort Missoula on the Fourth of July.
Independence Day started with a pancake breakfast and features entertainment including a performance by the Montana Tuba Chorale at 10 a.m., followed by the Black Mountain Boys at 11 a.m., Silk Stockings at noon and 2 p.m. and the Quartet Caribe at 3 p.m.
There'll also be model trains, ham radios, children's games, crafts, food, special displays, tours of the lookout, schoolhouse and locomotive, pony rides, demonstrations of the historic sawmill, antique engines, a silent auction, historical surveying, fire trucks on display and much more.
The Welcoming Ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. and will bring back the spirit of 1775-1776 with a special appearance by the great Virginian orator, Patrick Henry. The VFW Post 209 Honor Guard and American Legion Hellgate Post 27 Honor Guard will also be making an appearance.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for students, $15 for a family, and children under 6 and members of the Friends of the Museum are free.Click here to learn more about what's happening at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula.
We'll have ore on the day's festivities during the 5:30 News on Montana's News Station.