Events At
Ninepipes Museum

See below for the current events at the Ninepipes Museum. More events are added all the time, so be sure to check back!

June 11th, 2023

Second Annual
Heritage Keeper Benefit

Meet our speakers for our 2nd Annual Heritage Keeper Benefit!

History Is Alive!

You are invited to an afternoon of tribal history and cultural festivities, great music, food and drink, and friends with Ninepipes Museum.  Help us make history a part of everyone’s heritage!

Sunday, June 11th—Our 2nd Annual Heritage Keeper Benefit is coming up fast!

Stop in or call (406)644-3435 to purchase your tickets while seating is still available. 

Unable to attend, but would like to help keep our valley’s history alive? 

Your contribution makes a difference! 

Donate today online, by phone or send a check to Ninepipes Museum 69316 US Hwy 93, Charlo, MT, 59824.

Student Art Show, June 3rd

First Saturday, May 6th

Meet Lori Parr aka “Lavender Lori” 10:30-4:00

10:30–4:00:  at the museum to talk about all things Lavender.  Stop by to chat and try out her products, which are available in the Ninepipes Museum Giftshop.

Known far and wide as Lavender Lori, Lori Parr has been farming lavender in western Montana for 22 years since 2001. Her hand-crafted products are found at regional farmers markets, craft shows, restaurants, confectioners, and retail shops. Her hands-on trial and error farming experience and penchant for studious notetaking in the field coalesced into her first self-published book, Lavender Farming: Secrets from a Hard Row Hoed.

Consulting (on-line or in person) is one of her specialties if you think you’d like to be a lavender farmer or if troubles plague your established farm. Book signings, presentations, crafting classes, and demonstrations can be booked for kids and adults throughout the year, indoors or out.

Contact her via email at:

First Saturday, May 6th

Meet The Frybread Ladies 11:00-3:00

Tracey Rider & Frances Weeks are the owners of MONTANA REZ BRED, LLC., a newly formed company that is manufacturing & packaging a Native American dry Trade Secret Frybread Recipe in a mix that you can take home to enjoy anytime.

Tracey is an enrolled member of the Ft. Belknap Indian Reservation & Frances is an enrolled member of the Ft. Peck Tribes in Montana. They are working together along with another friend, Shannon Depoe, a member of the Salish & Kootenai tribes, & Mission West Community Development Partners here in Ronan, Mt. to bring this Native American culinary delight to you.

Last Year, they set up outside Ninepipes Museum on the grassy area and sold frybread & Indian Tacos under the name “The Frybread Ladies”. This year they can once again can be found at the Ninepipes Museum on the grassy area selling Frybread along with Montana Rez Bred Frybread Mix on the First Saturday of the month starting in May from 11 AM to 3 PM.

The Trade Secret frybread recipe was gifted to us by Frances’ grandmother Elaine when we were brainstorming how to help all their homeless friends in Wolf point. She told us if we ever needed money all we had to do was sell frybread. At 91 yrs. old she then got up & showed us how to make frybread. Frances then had Tracey sign a disclosure stating that she could never share the recipe with anyone, or Franny gets to poke her eyes out. Gramma Concurred. Tracey Signed!

You will also find us giving out samples of this fabulous frybread at the upcoming Polson & Missoula Farmers Markets this summer.

We hope you do stop by and try the frybread that we feel is delicious enough to Trademark. You won’t be disappointed.

More events are added all the time, so be sure to check back soon!

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