Helena’s architecture defies classification. To begin with it was a gold rush town—filled with saloons and brothels and dirt covered prospectors. Some of this remains in the tangled skein of roads that follow old footpaths, and in many buildings’ false-fronted western flair. In just a few short years, however, the town had become the epicenter […]
A few weeks ago, I got to spend four days in Helena, doing as many touristy things as I could handle. It’s been a long time since I’ve gotten to act like a tourist in Helena, and it was a blast. Here is a list of the things we did, lots of these activities will […]
Before it became one of the foremost ceramics studios in the world, the site of the Archie Bray Foundation was the Western Clay Manufacturing Company. It took very little for Archie Bray to begin transforming the place into an arts center in 1951. Bray envisioned creating a place for “all who are interested in the […]
To celebrate 75 years of State Parks, Virtual Montana is going to profile a state park each week. Here’s the first in our series: Makoshika, outside of Glendive, Montana.