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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!

First Saturday ~ August 5th, 2023

10:30AM - 4:00PM

August 5th, 2023

First Saturday

Music 12PM - 2PM: The Late Bloomers

Our favorite band is back! The Late Bloomers offer an eclectic mix of music from Americana (think John Prine) to Blues to Country to Bluegrass plus an original tune or two. We love music and love performing together. Band members, all local musicians, are Keith “the Professor” Rennie – upright bass and harmonica; Charlie Davis – vocals, ukulele and mandolin; Doug Hutcheson – cajon, washboard, spoons and anything else percussion; Coy Theobalt – lead vocals and guitar; Ninepipes bear – back up vocals.

Ninepipes Teepees with Milky Way
Doug Stevens

First Saturday, August 5th

Dan Baldwin: Montana Bison & Leather

Dan Baldwin, owner and craftsman of Montana Bison and Leather in Kalispell, MT, is a Disabled Viet Nam Veteran. Dan and his wife Connie are members of Made in Montana and Artists and Craftsmen of the Flathead.

Montana Bison and Leather creates hand stitched, top quality, and fashionable leather products:  tote bags, purses, wallets, briefcases, journals, and Dopp kits. Leathers include bison, elk, deer, moose, cow, and exotics. Colors vary from natural, black, and brown to bright yellow, red, and pink. Styles range from historical, to traditional, to cutting edge. As a crew of one, our production is limited, and our products are unique. It’s unlikely you’ll run into someone with the same bag or wallet!

One of our bison brief cases was recently selected by jury for the Charles Russell Museum Spring Auction. We also contribute items for Samaritan House and other non-profit fund raisers, including Ninepipes Museum.

First Saturday, August 5th

Nishan Friesz: Tribal Councilwoman & Jeweler

Nishan Friesz is a Tribal Councilwoman from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Lame Deer, Montana. Her father came from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, and her mother came from the Navajo Tribe, growing up in Vanderwagen near Gallup, New Mexico. Nizhoni introduces herself traditionally in the Navaho manner by stating her first clan and saying she is born for her father’s clan.

“I am Kinyaa’áanii born for Na łaa Ni. Both of my parents have been very influential in my designs, and they have always encouraged me to be creative. My parents have painted, and my mother taught me how to make jewelry from an early age. I remember watching my mother work with silver as she set stones, soldered, and created her own designs. She later introduced stringing semi-precious stones, turquoise, sterling silver, and shells, which I now use in my own designs. She comes from a long line of silversmiths and her side of the family continues to work with silver, sews traditional Navajo outfits, and fires ceramic pottery.

My uncle is a well-known artist in the pottery world, and can be found under Gerald Pinto Navajo Pottery.

I enjoy making the traditional designs, but I also like putting a more modern twist on them to create something new and different. Majority of my supplies come from the Navajo Reservation, and I like to incorporate some of the Navajo designs with the bright-colored style of jewelry that comes from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. It brings me so much joy to come up with new designs and the greatest compliment is when someone is excited about what I make, and they can’t wait to put it on.”

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