With a generous grant from the Montana Department of Commerce, the Daly Mansion is continuing restoration work at the historic building northeast of Hamilton. The front porch, which wraps around the east and north sides of the structure will be repaired in time for the official opening day of the tour season.

However, that doesn't stop the Preservation Trust from continuing some fun fund-raising activities during the "slow time" in the winter.

Saturday, March 2, the Gatsby Gala from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. will fill the mansion with great jazz, food and ragtime music. There will be dancing on the first floor and games of chance in the Trophy room.

With a nod to a height in popularity of 1920s fortune tellers and psychics, four such diviners of the future will be providing free "consultations" for guests on the second floor.

And on the third floor, horse racing games are planned.

Admission is $35 per person and $50 per couple. Guests are encouraged to dress in period costume, though it is not required. Call (406) 363-6004 - Extension #3 for more information.