Raise the Roof for the Russells on their WORLD PREMIERE Weekend
There can only be one world premiere, and Great Falls is caught in the excitement of bringing the original cowboy artist, Charlie Russell, to the big screen. Join us for two fun-filled days as we Raise the Roof for the Russells and end with the very first public screening of the inspiring Montana PBS film C.M. Russell and the American West.
Tickets are on sale now for our September 8-9 celebration events. Help us Raise the Roof for the Russells! For tickets call (406) 727-1939
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
September 8 | 11 a.m. | C.M. Russell Museum | FREE
Explore our newly re-modeled and modernized space dedicated to preserving museum history and enabling research accessibility. Look for artifacts and rare books from the Renner collection in the reading room.
September 8 | 4 p.m. | C.M. Russell Museum | Members Only
Before the Raise the Roof Auction, museum members are invited to preview two significant collections inspired by a love for western art and dedication to continuing Charlie Russell’s legacy.
September 8 | 6 p.m. | C.M. Russell Museum | $50
This lively and fun auction will raise funds dedicated to preserve the very home and studio that inspired Charlie and Nancy Russell. Join us to ensure this National Historic Landmark lives on for generations to come. Tickets: $50 per person. To reserve call: (406) 727-1939
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
September 9 | 2 p.m. | C.M. Russell Museum | FREE
Black Timber Bugler, an impressive bronze elk calling to the wild, by Tim Shinabarger will receive its official dedication in The Russell Riders Sculpture Garden. Come view this exciting addition to the garden and complement to Russell’s The Exalted Ruler.
September 9 | 3 p.m. | C.M. Russell Museum | $25
Presented by Benefis Health System
Mix and mingle with Charlie fans and enjoy an authentic cowboy-style lunch before the World Premiere of Charlie’s documentary. Chuck Wagon guests will have a dedicated seating area at the theater. Cash bar provided. Tickets: $25 per person. To reserve call: 406-727-1939
September 9 | 5 p.m. | Mansfield Performing Arts Center | $100
Hollywood meets Great Falls as special guests and Charlie fans mingle at the Mansfield Performing Arts Center before the World Premiere of C.M. Russell and the American West. Your VIP Access Party tickets also include one of our limited reserved seats at the show. Tickets: $100 per person. To reserve call: 406-727-1939
September 9 | 6 p.m. | Mansfield Theater | FREE
Presented by Benefis Health System
The World Premiere of the Montana PBS documentary C.M. Russell and the American West can only happen once and it can only happen surrounded by Charlie’s biggest fans in Great Falls, Montana. Don’t miss your chance to see Charlie’s remarkable story and timeless message for the first time in the very place that he found his heart, his home and his inspiration. Help us Raise the Roof for the Russells at this historic event at the Mansfield Theater.
The World Premiere events are sponsored by Benefis Health System with generous support from Great Falls Tourism, Pacific Steel & Recycling, Pepsi, and Russell Country Federal Credit Union.
Community Promotional Partners who have helped bring this captivating Montana PBS film about Charlie Russell to Great Falls include: Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, C.M. Russell Museum, Montana PBS, University of Great Falls, Great Falls College-MSU, Great Falls Public Schools, Great Falls International Airport, City of Great Falls, Central Montana Tourism, and Benefis Health System.
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What our visitors are saying about their experience
I was in awe!! The fella who watches over the house was AWESOME! I was the first visitor to the house in May 2015!! Wonderful museum!!Leslie Becker
I remember the CMR museum when it was only the studio plus the added room on the west side. I lived around the block from it in the early 70s and, thankfully, a crew of volunteers kept it open in the evenings, even through the winter! I spent many happy hours exploring Charlie’s paintings, sculptures, letters and artifacts. Being also a painter, I treasure having had that opportunity before the collection was reduced and viewable only from across the room behind a thick plastic barrier…
I was born in Great Falls, but haven’t been back since elementary school. To this day one of my best memories is attending The C.M. Russell Museum! My wife and I are planning a vacation to come back to Great Falls in the near future, and the first thing on my list is to show her this amazing museum and what it offers!Stanley Brown Jr