The Living History Farm is open and free to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; normal admission fees to the main museum still apply.

The historically accurate, working 1890s Montana homestead treated visitors to the sights, smells and activities of Montana's long-ago homesteading era. The farm's costumed interpreters provided historical understanding of the period as they spoke with visitors, cooked on the wood-fired stove, worked on the loom, forged iron in the blacksmith's shop and started the spring planting of the Heirloom gardens.

The Tinsley House, centerpiece of the Living History Farm, is the original home of the Tinsley family. Built in 1890 in Willow Creek, Mont., it was moved to the Museum of the Rockies' grounds in 1986. Visitor programming includes daily cooking lessons in the Tinsley home's kitchen, and morning and afternoon hands-on participation in children's games, farm activities and tending the gardens.

MOR is also bringing back its adult-focused monthly event, Hops & History, to the Living History Farm. Now in its second year, Hops & History takes place the last Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30pm, and pairs the diverse history of brewing in the Gallatin Valley with beer tastings from different local breweries. Admission to Hops & History is $8 and includes a free beer glass and beer tastings. Guests must be 21 or older to participate. Admittance is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.