While we were in Helena, on the weekend, we made a quick stop by the Montana state capitol building, for a short walking tour.
I've always thought that our state had the smiliest governor in the country, and now I know why. Look where he gets to work.
The sandstone, and granite building, which was built in the early 1900's (started in the late 1800's), not long after Montana became a state, is full of beautiful artwork, depicting historic events from Montana's past, and absolutely stunning stain glass panels, everywhere you look.
Montana Kids, has a child friendly write-up about the building, its history, and dark secrets.
Or, you can see some of it for yourself, and hear about a few of the finer points, brought out by a recent renovation, on the episode of Backroads of Montana, linked below. It's a Public Broadcasting series, sponsored by the University of Montana, and a great way to learn about the heart of the state. This particular episode was hosted from the capitol grounds.
Check out this week's link-up at Children Grow, Children Explore, Children Learn , for more fun with Geography, and History.
It's great to be a homeschooler.