Fort Owen “Mud Party” Interactive History Event for All Ages is Saturday, September 18.
Friends of Fort Owen invites the public to a “Mud Party” hands-on interpretive event on Saturday, September 18, anytime between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm at Fort Owen State Park in Stevensville.
Interpretive stations will focus on the art and science of making adobe brick, which is a rare building material for Montana. Bring the kids and be prepared to get your hands muddy and have some fun at Fort Owen State Park! The event will feature touchable examples of various types of adobe bricks, as well as soil scientists and adobe and historic preservation experts to show how to look for clay, what John Owen said in his journals about making adobe bricks, what’s in them, how to make them and how John Owen used them to build Fort Owen. Friends of Fort Owen work in partnership with Montana State Parks. For further information, you can call Fort Owen State Park Office at 406-273-4253.