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Our 2023 spring and summer calendar is full of exciting things for everyone in the family. Click these links for details!
Youth Volunteer Program – Kids’ Activities
Mysteries at the Moss for kids!
Find all the fun on our CALENDAR or click the links above.
Read more about all our Annual Events at the Moss Mansion
Our longstanding tradition on the first Saturday of June features high quality hand-crafted artwork created by regional artists and artisans in over fifty vendor booths on the beautiful Moss grounds. Hundreds of volunteers and generous local sponsors create a vibrant festival atmosphere where thousands enjoy a day of shopping, eating and activity outdoors in the first days of summer. The show is free to attend and includes food and drink booths, live entertainment and artist demonstrations.
Jurists make selections from the applications each March and announce their selections in April. It is a one-day show that attracts local shoppers and tourists from near and far. More information can be requested at email@example.com. Click for a copy of the most recent registration form.
This outdoor ‘men’s night’ brings together high quality cigars, premium liquors, and a top-notch multi-course meal for a memorable evening in June on the Moss grounds. Reservations fill quickly (many reserve their tables year to year!) and the reviews are always raving.
Party for Preservation
Set on the beautiful grounds of the Moss, the evening begins with cocktails and mingling around a silent auction and art sale while live music fills the air. A multi-course dinner is served under the grand tent, with a very energetic live auction and entertainment to follow. This major fundraiser is generously supported by local sponsors, scores of volunteers, and organized by the Billings Preservation Society Board of Directors and staff. Invitations are required and are obtained by reference or upon request (call 406-256-5100). Donations and portions of purchases made at this event are tax deductible.
Our annual outdoor Maze is as creepy as ever, and Horror Theater inside the museum highlights the natural shadowy side of the mansion. Board members, local volunteers, and staff have no guilt about your screams and nightmares! This is not pumpkins and scarecrows, it’s full-on haunted horror with plenty of dark humor stirred in. Bonus tours like Montana Spirits and All About the Boos include the rarely-shared (and naturally cold and dark) third floor. Reservations are required for this extra treat. Guests are encouraged to come in costume, sponsors are always welcome, and willing volunteers are required!
Beginning on or around November 15 each year, Christmas Tree Tours feature magnificently decorated trees in each room. Local charities and businesses use our chosen theme to create stunning trees, and as the season unfolds guests vote on their favorites. The winning trees earn small cash prizes for their chosen charity for Best of Theme and People’s Choice.
A variety of Christmas shows, tours, and parties warm the home with music, laughter, and fine cuisine. Daily and evening tours add particular delight to several winter evenings, and docents and staff enjoy greeting all who brave the winter weather to visit this spectacular place.
Other Fundraisers and Events
Trunks & Treasures
Our most popular behind-the-scenes tour is back! Spend extra time exploring the mansion where regular tours don’t go with a seasoned Site Historian. Peek into closets, examine fragile documents, and really dive in to the lively past of the Moss Mansion. Explore for hours from the basement all the way to the attic where other daily tours don’t go. Take this exclusive tour through artifacts and decor from the early 20th century and hear the stories and lore surrounding the development of Billings, Montana and the Moss family.
Trunks & Treasures will begin in 2022 the first Sunday of May and continue each month through the year. Admission is $30 per person with a reservation at least three days in advance, limit 12 guests per tour. Call 406-256-5100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange Private Trunks & Treasures tours.
Come ready for fun! Rules and character assignments start at 7:00 pm, points are tallied about 8:30 pm. Make reservations for our most popular game night HERE for upcoming dates and enjoy our own rendition of the popular board game, but act fast because reservations fill quickly! Seasonal themes keep these games fresh and exciting, and folks have found them perfect for private and corporate parties and team-building. Call 406-256-5100 to find out more about booking a Clue game for your group.
Murder Mystery Dinners
Interactive sleuthing at its best! Three-course dinner and random entertainment keeps the mood light and the laughs hearty. Each guest has a part to play, but no one is on stage. Watch our calendar and make your reservations HERE (deadlines apply) for a public Murder Mystery or arrange a private booking for groups of 20 to 40 with several themes to choose from.
You can find out more on our calendar and on Facebook @mossmansion.