Clark Days 2017
July 28 – 29th
Come join us this year for a remarkable look at the historic journey of men and women and the various ways they traveled on the Yellowstone River.
Every year the Friends of Pompey’s Pillar, along with the BLM, host Clark Days. Clark Days is a great opportunity to come out and enjoy a day of learning about Montana history, playing games, watching historical reenactments, and listening to music. Below is the tentative list of events. Clark Days is admission free but donations will be happily accepted. There will be food vendors for purchase. Times are subject to change so please keep an eye on our Facebook page as well as check back for changes.
Admission is free for this event starting at noon on Friday the 28th. Donations from the public help make events like this possible. Please consider a donation to help us continue to make this event possible!
Friday, July 28th:
– FREE entrance to the monument (starts at noon)!
– Free camping set up 4-7 PM
– Visitor center open until 7:30 PM
– Music and Cowboy Poetry 7:30 PM
– Stargazing with MSUB Astronomy 8:30 PM
– Live fire by the Elk River Brigade
– Camp fire (weather permitting) starting at dark
Saturday, July 29th:
– 7-10 A.M: Pancake breakfast
– 7 A.M: Bird and nature walk (meet at log cabin)
– Historical booths, food trucks, tours, and presentations start at 9
– 9 A.M: Flag Raising Ceremony
– 10 A.M: Performance by traditional Native American dancers
– 11 A.M: Almeda Bradshaw – Cowboy Poet and Musician
– 12 P.M: Bob Peterman – Cowboy Poet and Musician
– 1 P.M: Almeda Bradshaw – Cowboy Poet and Musician
– 2 P.M: Performance by traditional Native American dancers
– 3 P.M: Bob Peterman – Cowboy Poet and Musician
Directions to the Pillar:
Exit 23 on I-94 east of Billings. If you’re coming from the east, at the exit, take a left and proceed over the bridge and you’ll be driving west on Highway 312 a short distance. Then take a right at the fee station.
Thank you for your support and enjoy the events!
List of this years exhibits:
– Friends of Upper Missouri Breaks
– Yellowstone County Museum
– Western Heritage Center
– Wise Wonders Children’s Museum
– Yellowstone Historical Society
– Quill Writing & Trade Goods
– Bear Tooth Treasure Hunters
– Mark Jacobsen – Calvary Horses
– What Happened to Baby Pomp
– Meet Seaman the Dog (Cabin)
– Medicine on the Trail (Cabin)