Charles M. Bair Family Museum
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|Facility:||Charles M. Bair Family Museum|
|Description:||Step into the home of one of Montana’s most prosperous families. This house museum is a monument to beauty, hard work and luck. Charles M. Bair came to Montana in 1883 as a conductor on the Northern Pacific Railroad and went into the ranching business in 1891. He made his fortune in the Alaska gold rush and went on to invest in mining, oil and real estate. Bair was one of the most successful sheep owners in the world, at one time running over 300,000 head. Among his friends were Will Rogers, Chief Plenty Coups and many U.S. Presidents.
The Bair home was built around an old homestead house, finished in 1936, in time for Mr. and Mrs. Bair's Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary. Bair's daughters, Alberta and Marguerite, who were the last to live in the house, purchased many of the antiques and works of art on their frequent trips to Europe. A few of the Native American artifacts are displayed in the Pine room, the Bair's favorite, including a small beaded vest given to Alberta Bair at about age six by Chief Plenty Coups.
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|Address 1:||2759 Mount Hwy 294|
|V I S I T I N G I N F O|
|Hours:||May 1st - September 30th
May and September - Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Memorial Day through Labor Day - 7 Days a Week, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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