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Upcoming Events


MonDak’s Miniature Art Show

  The MonDak Heritage Center will host their annual Miniature Art Show November 9, 2016 through January 14, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public, Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 4pm and Saturdays 1pm to 4pm.

Chasing Time: Montana’s One Room Schools

  The MonDak Heritage Center will host Chasing Time: Montana's One Room Schools starting November 30th, 2016 through January 28, 2017. The show is free and open to the public, Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 4pm and Saturdays, 1-4pm.
  There are fewer than 200 one-room schools in all of the United States.  Montana is home to approximately 60 of them.  Neil Chaput and Keith Graham have traveled to over 20 of these schools to document the teachers, students, and places.  Their photo essay depicts the story of the one-room school in rural America.  Though the collection of photographs depicts various schools in different towns across Montana, they share similarities and begin to tell a singular narrative.
  This exhibition of 29 photographs, curated from more than 150 images, focuses on the daily activities of class work and the intimate bond between these dedicated teachers and their pupils.  Also included are images of the school houses which puts into perspective the geographic isolation and uniquely Montanan landscape.
  Neil Chaput founded Rocky Mountain School of Photography with his wife Jeanne in Missoula in 1989.  He has been teaching photography for over 40 years.
  Keith Graham is Associate Professor of photojournalism at The University of Montana’s School of Journalism.

MonDak Christmas

MonDak Christmas is back this year on December 4th, 2016. This year, the event includes:
  • Free entertainment!
  • Free photos with Santa!
  • Free refreshments!
  • Free crafts for kids!
  • Our Annual Bake Sale!
We hope you can join us! The event takes place from 1:30pm to 3:30pm and is free and open to the public.

Courage Enough Has Been Reprinted !!

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Reprinted editions of Courage Enough I and II are now available!
Courage Enough Book II is a continuation of the MonDak family histories collection originally published during the nation's bicentennial. This reprint of the second edition traces the personal lives of the pioneering families of the MonDak from 1925-1960 and was originally published in 1996. Available now for $35
Courage Enough I traces the personal lives of the pioneering families of the MonDak, those who had courage enough to settle homesteads and build towns on the last few free acres in the West and was originally published in 1975. The reprinted edition consists of 2 Volumes and is priced at $80
Shipping is available on both Courage Enough I and Courage Enough II

Sidney – Images of America Book

Available now at The MonDak Heritage Center and other Sidney retail locations!
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The latest book in Arcadia Publishing's series The Images Of America. This series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns and cities across the country. using archival photographs, this book presents distinctive stories from the past that shaped the character of the community of Sidney today. The book contains over 200 vintage photographs from the archives of the MonDak Heritage Center.

Youth Art Show

12439344_10154739696881393_6995446937886577186_nThe MonDak Heritage Center will host their annual Youth Art Show in February, 2017. Art from local schools, grades 7-12, will be on display for judging, both by a professional artist, as well as for People's Choice. Viewing is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 4pm and Saturdays 1pm to 4pm.

NAN presents: Too Marvelous for Words: A Celebration Of The Nat King Cole Trio

12552828_908373339247765_9121062228133140451_nThis trio is a fun and swingin’ journey into the early days of Nat King Cole. Drawing on his experience as both an actor and a singer/pianist, Peter Smith (creator) effortlessly weaves in stories from this period in Nat King Cole’s life as they relate to the song selections, creating an evening that is fun, informative and leaves the audiences tapping their feet and pondering the fascinating tidbits of Nat’s life. Season tickets for the Big Sky Concert Series are available by contacting any NAN Board Member or the MonDak Heritage Center. Season tickets: Adults- $50, Senior (60+)- $45, Students- $35, and Family- $100. At the door, tickets are: $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (60+) and $10 for students.

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Events & Exhibits

Find out what’s happening at the MonDak Heritage Center and learn about our permanent and rotating art exhibits, and the MonDak Pioneer Town.


Our education programs designed for children ages 1 year – 5th grade are a great way to expose your children to art and history, and fun too!


If you are looking for information about the history of the MonDak region and the people who called it home, you have come to the right place.