Celebrate the Bitter Root – Montana’s State Flower
Montana journalist the late B.K.Monroe was always adamant about the proper spelling of Montana's State Flower as two words - Bitter Root.
And the Ravalli County Museum is maintaining that spelling for its 35th annual Bitter Root Day this Saturday, June 13.
The Bitter Root has long been a part of the culture of the Salish people. The Hamilton museum is working with Marie Torosian, Director of the People's Center on the Flathead Reservation to bring traditional Salish dancers and drummers to town, along with beading demonstrations and authentic Salish jewelry and beadwork.
Bitter Root plants will be for sale and their will be children's activities, too.
The cultural heritage event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the museum on South 3rd and Bedford Saturday, during the weekly Farmers Market.
The day includes the fourth annual Jerky Contest and the third annual "Create a Difference" recycled craft exhibit and competition.