Location: Deer Lodge, MT Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee Information: FREE Contact Name: Julie Croglio Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 406-846-2070 ext. 226
Park calves will be branded. There will also be a variety of visitor programs and hands-on children's activities dealing with branding and its history. The event schedule is:
Raffle for kids ages 5-12; one child picked to assist with branding a calf
After the branding is complete, kids will have the opportunity to brand boards
10:00-4:00 Wagon Rides
9:15-4:30 House Tours
9:00-11:30 & 1:30-5:00 Blacksmith Shop
All Day Activities
Branding Banter and Cattle Calls (Ranger speaker series)
9:30 – Rustlers
12:30 – Written in Fire
1:30 – Only a "FOOL" Goes Into Cattle
2:30 – History of Branding
3:30 – Branding, Corruption and Cattle Kate
Pick up a punch card at the visitor center or the information station. Attend at least two ranger talks in the speaker series and you can receive a free postcard, bird book or branded ornament. If you attend at least four ranger talks in the speaker series you will earn a coupon, to be redeemed at a future date, for a personal tour of the museum collection building or a personal tour of the main ranch house that includes the upstairs and basement. The coupon will be good for a total of eight people. Reservations will need to be made in advance.
General 5 minute DVD program on roundups and branding.
Display of historic photos of branding and stories/quotes on branding related to the Kohrs and Warren families.