This is an exhibit not to be missed! Until May 16, 2010, Bozeman’s Museum of the Rockies is home to an exceptional exhibition of the famous etchings by Spanish artist Francisco de Goya entitled “Los Caprichos.” This is a superb early edition of the complete set of eighty etchings published in 1799. One of four sets acquired directly from Goya by the Duke and Duchess of Osuna these enigmatic and controversial, “Los Caprichos,” were created in a time of social repression and economic crisis in Spain. Goya’s art is as moving and meaningful today as it was two centuries ago—both in technique and in the social consciousness of his subject matter.
"Los Caprichos" by Francisco de Goya
The Museum of the Rockies which is located just one mile from the Voss Inn is known for its world famous collection of dinosaur fossils and paleontology program. Dinosaur fossils are found in Montana rocks from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Dinosaur dig crew led by paleontologist and curator Jack Horner, science advisor to the Jurassic Park films, excavate fossils which are prepared and studied at the Museum in Bozeman. Some of the most famous dinosaurs in the world such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, and Deinonychus (very similar to Velociraptor) can be seen on display.
The Museum also has exceptional exhibits consisting of several collections including Historical artifacts, Textiles, Archaeology and Ethnographic materials as well as a photo archive collection of historical photography from the Northern Rockies Region of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. The Living History Farm offers a chance to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the Victorian Era. Costumed interpreters demonstrate daily life in the Gallatin Valley circa 1890. The centerpiece of the Living History Farm is the Tinsley House, a two-story farmhouse built in 1889 by William and Lucy Tinsley and their eight children. The interior, which is open for exploration, has been restored to replicate the original residence as closely as possible. Entering the home, you’ll feel the warmth of the woodstove and smell the delicious meals prepared daily for the crew. Cooking is done traditionally—without electricity or running water, but with great enthusiasm. Domestic chores such as cleaning, sewing, spinning, and weaving are part of every day’s experience. Outside, the gardeners take great pride in their work—tending an heirloom kitchen garden, which supplies a wide variety of produce, and flower, herb, and Native American gardens. Several days a week visitors can enjoy blacksmith demonstrations, musicians playing piano and hammer dulcimer, and children playing period games.