Bobbie Dirks was in the Gallatin national Forest trail guiding when she was asked to come to Nevada City as a docent, in 2001, for living history. she quickly fell in love with the steam engine, #12 and volunteered to clean the locomotive. according to Roger Williams, “Dirks learned everything she could about the operation and maintenance.
Officials from the Montana Heritage Commission, the state agency that manages and coordinates stateowned resources in Virginia City and Nevada City, report record-breaking visitation for 2021.
VIRGINIA CITY—Donna McNamara has been coming to Nevada City for 17 years, acting as a schoolmistress in the annual living history productions in the ghost town.
VIRGINIA CITY—Two weeks ago, the Montana History Foundation facilitated the transfer of the Lee C. McFarland Curatorial Center into the ownership of the Montana Heritage Commission, which oversees the artifacts, curation and preservation of Virginia City and Nevada City.
NEVADA CITY—The living history museum of the Montana Heritage Commission opened for the season during Memorial Day weekend, but the summer season really got into full swing with the museum’s annual Summer Celebration weekend June 28-30.