Billings Public Art Committee Present Chalk on the Walk Saturday

September 21, 2016

In  downtown Billings, the Billings Public Art Committee will present Chalk on the Walk on Saturday. The event is a free community art activity where participants create chalk murals on the sidewalks of 3rd Ave. N. between N. 27th and N. 30th Streets. Members of the public, artists, students, families, and children are invited to create murals on the sidewalks of 3rd Ave. starting near N. 27th at Soup ‘n Such…


The stories of Billings brothels, notorious madams draw capacity crowd to Western Heritage Center

July 6, 2016

The guffaws gave way to a few gasps as the capacity crowd heard of suicides, murders, beatings and incidents of “white slavery,” in which women were kidnapped and forced into prostitution in Montana in the late 1800s and early 1900s. There were three violent deaths on just one block of Minnesota Avenue over a matter of months in 1901 in what was sometimes called the South Side resort or the…