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Press Release - Fort Buford and Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center to Host Public Programs and New Exhibits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2015
Contact: Site Supervisor Steve Reidburn or Assistant Site Supervisor Kerry Finsaas
701.572.9034

Fort Buford and Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center to Host Public Programs and New Exhibits

FORT BUFORD—The public is invited to these free upcoming events at the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center and Fort Buford State Historic Site.

June 18, 2015
Fort Buford History Book Club, 7 p.m. CDT. Join history buffs in a discussion of this month's selected book “Secret Lives of Sgt. John Wilson,” by Lois Simmie. Free refreshments. Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center. Please call in advance.

June 19-20, 2015
Confluence Quilters, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT. Join the Confluence Quilters for their monthly meeting at the Confluence. All experience levels invited and instruction provided. Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center.

June 20-21, 2015
History Alive! 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. CDT. A public program featuring “James Liberty Fisk”, portrayed by Arch Ellwein. Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center.

June 28, 2015
Concert at the Confluence, 7:30 p.m. CDT, featuring Clearwater Hot Club Jazz and free refreshments. Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center.

“How Does Your Garden Grow,” an exhibit that follows a garden’s progress from planting, to harvest, and finally preservation will be the featured temporary exhibit in the Interpretive Center through April 2017. Also on exhibit, through fall 2016, are a selection of Catlin prints to celebrate Fort Union’s 50th and the National Park Service’s 150th anniversaries. George Catlin (1796-1872) was an American artist best known for his paintings of native peoples. Many were completed during his trip upriver in 1832 onboard the steamboat Yellow Stone, the first steamboat to travel to Fort Union.

The Missouri Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center is located 22 miles southwest of Williston at Fort Buford State Historic Site. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday from 1-5 p.m., Closed Monday and Tuesday.

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