Daly Mansion Re-enacts Summer of 1912
The Daly Mansion was built by Copper King Marcus Daly. He died in 1900, but his widow, Margaret, invited guests every summer to the vast estate near Hamilton, Montana.
She kept records of who visited through the years, including the year 1912, when the Titanic sunk in the Atlantic, claiming the life of one of the Daly relatives.
That summer is being recreated for a day July 22 at the mansion northeast of Hamilton with "A Step Back in Time." The mansion organizers say the mansion will be populated with volunteers who are recreating various people who were at the mansion during that long-ago summer, including Mrs. Margaret Daly.
The re-creation will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and there is a small admission charge - $6.00 - to the grounds. There's also a trivia contest that requires you to pay attention to what the actors talk about as you stroll through the three levels of the building.
It's another of several summer events at the historic site. The major fundraising dinner and auction is "Roundup at Riverside" August 5th at 5:30 p.m. For more information, check their website or call (406) 363-6004.