Join us on Friday, July 26 as we board a full-size tour bus, bound for the historic mining town of Butte, MT, home of Our Lady of the Rockies – or more affectionately known as Mary on the Mountain. Mary stands 90 feet atop the continental divide, at an elevation of 8,510 feet, overlooking the city.
A tour guide will lead us to the feet of Mary and attendees will have the opportunity to go inside the ‘forbidden door’ and see the inside of the statue. Following the guided tour, we’ll linger for a while and utilize Mary’s chapel where we’ll play a pop-up performance, with songs like Mary on the Mountain and other ‘Great Divide’ favorites.
After descending from Mary, we will have lunch in downtown Butte before we begin hightailing I-90 back to the east. 30 miles outside of Bozeman, we’ll stop at Missouri Headwaters State Park. Within the boundaries of this scenic park and National Historic Landmark, the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin rivers merge to form the 2,300 mile Missouri River.
A Park Ranger from Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks will join our group to share the significance of this location, including tales of the Lewis and Clark Expedition as well as the legendary Sacajawea. Following the presentation, we will play a pop-up performance of your favorite Storyhill ‘rivers’ songs.
Attendees will need to meet at The LARK Hotel in Bozeman at 8:00 a.m. The bus will return to The LARK by 5:00 p.m.
Day pass includes round-trip transportation from Bozeman to Butte, ticket to Our Lady of the Rockies, Lunch in Butte, visit to Missouri Headwaters State Park and pop-up concerts by Storyhill.