Bozeman storied, often not-so-pretty past uncovered with weekly Walking Tours
Venturing into the past is a great way to experience a different world. Join an Extreme History Project Walking Tour this summer! Take an adventure through time and see the days of yesteryear through new eyes. Here’s a look at some of this summer’s recurring tours.
On Friday evenings, Murders, Madams, and Mediums: Bozeman’s Dark Side thrills at 7pm. From horrific murders to notorious madams and mediums communicating with the spirit world, Bozeman’s darker history comes to light in a walking tour designed to send a shiver up your spine. Hear how “Steamboat Bill” murdered the Chinese woman Linn Lum and Bozeman’s “Week of Horror!” Learn how Mrs. Mounts proved to Bozeman society that she could communicate with the dead. Meet Louise Couselle, Bozeman’s notorious madam whose income rivaled that of Bozeman’s wealthiest merchants.
Business and Pleasure: Bozeman’s Historic Red-Light District tours on Saturday nights at 7pm. See where the ladies lived and worked and recount the lives of the many women who made this district their home. Walkers will hear stories of success, failure, independence, and tragedy.
On Sunday afternoons, Ghosts of Bozeman’s Past: Historic Sunset Hills Cemetery haunts at 4pm. The early residents of Bozeman laid their love ones to rest in this sanctified ground overlooking the town that their toil and labor helped establish. Bozeman’s early movers and shakers rest here along with others whose stories make up the town’s historical narrative. Come learn about the fascinating history.
Note: tours are limited to 9 participants and face-coverings are required. Please do not register if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has.
If you would like to reserve a spot on any of these tours, call (406) 220-2678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tours are $12, or $10 for seniors and students. Kids 12 and under tour free! Further details, meeting locations, and online registration through Eventbrite is available at www.adventurethroughtime.org. Tour schedule may vary. Please visit the website for a complete list of offerings. •