Growing home in Ekalaka

POSTED IN LONG STREETS Eastern Montana’s Carter County is bucking longtime trends toward population declines in rural plains communities, adding 255 residents according to the 2020 census. How? Oil money, dinosaurs and family. The Days of ’85 Parade rolls down Main Street in Ekalaka on Aug. 13. 2017. Credit: Eric Lovec / Ekalaka Eagle by Eric Dietrich  10.06.2021 […]

Museum exhibit opens at Carter County Healthcare Facility for National Rural Health Day

November 19, 2021 A Carter County Museum exhibit, “Shots Felt Round the World: Maurice Hilleman and the Montana Origins of the Fight Against Pandemics,” recently opened inside the new Carter County Healthcare Facility. The Carter County Museum recently announced the opening of “Shots Felt Round the World: Maurice Hilleman and the Montana Origins of the Fight Against […]

Museum receives grant from MLTA

November 19, 2021 |  Carter County Museum received a grant from the Montana Land Title Association Foundation for $1,000 this month to assist in the operation of CCM and its showcasing of the rich history of Montana. The MLTAF was formed in 1995 to support nonprofit charitable organizations, including those working for heritage preservation like […]

Museum invites community members to reimagine Carter County’s future

September 3, 2021 | Carter County has been selected to participate in the 2021 Reimagining Rural Virtual Gathering that is designed to bring some fresh ideas about how to create a vibrant future for rural communities across Montana. It has been a challenging year and organizers hope to help local volunteers and leaders reset and reimagine […]

Ekalaka community plants heritage orchard to preserve homesteader history

July 6, 2021 An Ekalaka-area rancher’s desire to preserve old apple trees growing on abandoned homesteads is bearing fruit through a preservation program. Lifelong Ekalaka resident Lloyd Carroll is credited with spurring residents to preserve old apple trees in the area with a heritage orchard. Unfortunately, Carroll died in May before the project could be […]

Exhibit on Dr. Hilleman and vaccines opens at Carter County Museum

May 28, 2021 A pop-up style exhibit developed by CCM staff named “Shots Felt ‘Round the World: Maurice Hilleman and the Montana Origins of the Fight Against Pandemics” is now on display in the Central Schoolhouse Gallery on Main Street. The Carter County Museum is excited to announce the debut of “Shots Felt ‘Round the World: Maurice […]

Museum receives MHF grant for heritage orchard

  The Carter County Geological Society has received a grant of $6,740 from the Montana History Foundation to establish the Carter County Heritage Orchard at the Carter County Museum with the help of local ranchers, scientists, and volunteers. Funds will go towards grafting rootstock, fencing, compost, signage, and other components for the creation of the heritage orchard, the first one of […]

Medicine Rocks State Park is designated International Dark Sky Sanctuary

Friday, December 18, 2020 Park becomes second in Montana with Dark Sky designation EKALAKA –The International Dark-Sky Association has officially designated Medicine Rocks State Park as a certified International Dark Sky Sanctuary. Medicine Rocks State Park and Glacier National Park are the only certified dark sky sites in the state of Montana. The application process for […]

Leviathan fossil discovery in Montana creates unforgettable learning opportunity

Photo by: MONTANA LEARNING CENTER By: John Riley – MTN News Posted at 8:57 AM, Sep 30, 2020 and last updated 8:57 AM, Sep 30, 2020 HELENA — A monster fossil discovery by a Helena area father and son has created an unforgettable learning opportunity for some Montana teens. Heath and Rodney Caldwell were excited to attend […]