We warmly welcome you to our historic village!
Images of America: Havre is Miss Emily's latest book showcasing her love of Havre history. Released in June 2015, the book includes pictures and histories of Old Downtown Havre, historic homes, public buildings, churches and schools, people and their activities and other subjects of historic note. Her first book, Images of America: Hill County was written by Miss Emily and her friend and mentor, Lou Lucke. Released in 2009, it contains photographs both old and new along with useful historical information. These books were designed to explain the area's history on their own as well as be perfect companions to other books written about Hill County's diverse and rich history. Images of America: Havre and Hill County are available at select Havre businesses or by calling Miss Emily. As with any task of this magnitude, corrections are a necessary part of the business. Sometimes picture credits need correction and citizens provide more information than previously known. A free sheet of updates for Hill County is available by calling Miss Emily. If you have further information, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Emily so the information can be updated!
From rough and tumble to the refinement of the Montana frontier, our tours tell the complete history of Montana's North Star.
Tours and Season Dates
Historic Havre Strolls are a great way to learn about Havre's fascinating history. We offer Victorian, Craftsman and Eclectic Homes Strolls, an Old Downtown Havre Stroll and a combination Victorian Homes/Old Downtown Stroll at various times throughout the year; please check back for tour dates, times and options offered. The first four Stroll options are $10.00 each for adults, children 6-12 are $5.00 each and children under 5 are free with accompanying adult. The Combination Stroll is $15.00 each for adults, $7.00 for children 6-12 and under 5 are free with accompanying adult. All tours are conducted weather permitting. Meet us at our Headquarters at the historic Mathews home at 124 Third Street or historic Boone/Dalrymple home, Havre's oldest home, at 132 Third Street, across from the Post Office, to begin and end your journey into our exciting past!
We also offer seasonal tours which include a light meal and refreshments. We encourage you to check the About Us section for these exclusive and elegant offerings.
History Among the Headstones Tours at Highland and Calvary Cemeteries are a big hit! Our current Tours include The Sampler, Notable Citizens, Hill County Centennial, Interesting Hill County Women and Tragedy and Tears. Due to the nature of cemetery tours, they may be unsuitable for young children or those sensitive to human tragedy. Those taking the tours are advised that they span the entire length of Highland and Calvary Cemeteries and include walking over uneven ground. Cost is $10.00 for each adult, children 6-12 are $5.00 each, and children under 5 are free with accompanying adult. Tours are conducted weather permitting.
We are the first historic site in Havre that takes Canadian currency at par-all season, every season! Restrictions may apply; please call for details.
We are proud to be a Blue Star Museum! This initiative, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, allows active military personnel and their families to visit museums throughout the United States free of charge. We honor this offer for all of our tours all season long.
Please note there are no public restroom facilities on site, and the Historic Havre Strolls and History Among the Headstones Tours have no seating available. Tours of the High Line Heritage House Museum are indefinitely suspended, due to preservation, restoration and rehabilitation work being planned. We apologize for the inconvenience and welcome you to visit in the future, at such time when the home will be taken from eyesore to eye candy!
We reserve the right to adjust our tour times and rates, or cancel our tours at any time, with or without notice.
Miss Emily offers research services at a competitive rate. Her research skills and knowledge of local history have assisted fellow authors with their successful publications, and have helped people who are seeking information about buildings, businesses and people.
From the Blog
Behind the Lace Curtains-Tuesday Table Setting No. 42, Tuscan Retreat, 2020 Table Setting Challenge #2 and Bonus Split Pea Soup Recipe!
Behind the Lace Curtains-Tuesday Table Setting No. 41, Italian Villa by Home Trends, 2020 Table Setting Challenge #1
Hours of Operation
(Memorial Day Weekend through the end of September)
- Historic Havre Strolls and History Among the Headstones Tours are offered during Living History (first weekend in June) and Festival Days (third full weekend in September), and might be available other times during the season. Please check back for available tour dates. All tours are conducted weather permitting and may be available as early as April or as late as November, depending on weather conditions and availability!
All proceeds from tour, book, DVD and photograph sales, research contracts and events are hoped to be used for the restoration and operation of the High Line Heritage House Museum, located in the historic Mathews home at 124 Third Street. Our immediate need is a fresh coat of exterior paint and we chose autumn colors, honoring our favorite season! There are many more tasks on the list, including foundation stabilization and a new roof. Our goal is to restore both the historic Mathews and Boone/Dalrymple homes to their former glory, continue our current offerings, and add more including a bed and breakfast. Please know that when you take one or more of our tours, buy our books and DVDs, hire us to conduct research, or attend a tea party, dining experience, or special event, funds raised aren't going to a CEO for a vacation home-it is helping a small business owner preserve history for future generations to study, learn and enjoy, as well as positively contributing to a higher quality of life in our beloved hometown.