Sheridan County Museum holds annual trek

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society and Sheridan County Museum’s annual trek will be Sept. 29.

This year’s destination is Battle Butte, or the Battle of Wolf Mountain, battlefield site in southern Montana.

For information about the battle with pictures and a map, see visitmt.com/history/Montana_the_Magazine_of_Western_History/wolfmountain.htm.The trek starts at 10 a.m. at the Sheridan County Museum with a talk by Sonny Reisch.

At 11 a.m., vehicles will leave to drive to Battle Butte, arriving about noon.

After a picnic lunch, Reisch will speak again, point out landmarks and answer questions about the battle.

Participants may then use their handouts to take a self-guided tour of the battle site.

This site is on private land and the drive in is on a long, dusty road, so carpooling is required and can be arranged at the museum the morning of the trek.

Participants should bring a sack lunch and drinks and are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, as there is no seating available.

Snacks and water will be provided during an afternoon break

Appropriate footwear is suggested if you want to walk the battlefield.

The trek price, which includes admission to the museum, is $10 for SCHS and museum members and $15 for non-members.

Pre-registration is required and may be made by calling the museum at 675-1150.

Payment may be made when you arrive the day of the trek.

For more information call the Sheridan County Museum at 675-1150 or see their website at www.sheridancountyhistory.org.

The Sheridan County Museum is open from 1-5 p.m. daily until Dec. 24 and is located at 850 Sibley Circle.


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