May 15, 3 pm, Free to the public

Kathryn Rogers Merlino
to speak at the Story Mansion

Question: How can we encourage and implement more sustainable development in Bozeman with a culture and practice of adaptive reuse and historic preservation?

Answer: Please make time in your busy schedules and come to our special event this Sunday May 15, 2022- at 3 pm at the Story Mansion!  We welcome Professor Kathryn Rogers Merlino on “Adaptive Reuse Sustainability-and Preservation” in Bozeman.  Seattle is her “laboratory” — and ground zero like Bozeman for these issues — a boom town with a weak history of effective Historic Preservation and sustainability.



May 5 & 6

Give Big Gallatin Valley!

UPDATE: The Friends of the Story Mansion (FOSM) Board of Directors would like to thank you for your generous participation in Give Big Gallatin Valley 2022 — and especially for your commitment to helping us work with the City to present community events and maintain and repurpose the Mansion and Carriage House in the future. With your support FOSM raised over $3400 during this year’s Give Big! 

Friends of the Story Mansion is a volunteer group that works with the City of Bozeman to raise awareness and funding for the renovation and upkeep of the historical gem, the Story Mansion. We think the mansion is a diamond-in-the-rough just waiting for the right tenant match that will really make this jewel shine! Until that special organization or community group is found, the Friends will continue to work to raise money for second and third floor renovations. Give Big is just one way YOU can help!

We all have causes we care about, and Give Big is the perfect way for you to support FOSM and help us build a foundation that will carry this piece of Bozeman history into the future!

Go here to donate Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6:

https://www.givebiggv.org/organizations/the-friends-of-the-story-mansion


APRIL 12TH – MAY 8TH

PRESENTS…


CABINETS OF CURIOSITY

at the Story Mansion

Inspired by natural history but with a magical twist, on display throughout the Story Mansion will be cabinets filled with curious and engaging objects gathered by an imaginary family of collectors: mesmerizing mementos, fanciful renditions of scientific specimens and artifacts, and even encapsulated sounds and memories. Created by seven talented Montana artists, the cabinets will be interactive, designed to engage all the senses and sure to fascinate and delight visitors of all ages. Presented in partnership with Bozeman Parks and Recreation, the exhibit will be free and open to the public from April 12th to May 8th.


PAST EVENTS:


Story Mansion Winter Festival!


Sunday, December 5 drop by between 1 to 4 pm

Bring the kids and bundle up for this fun filled outdoor event!
Drop by Story Mansion Park at 811 S. Willson Avenue any time between
1 and 4 pm for a cup of hot cocoa, homemade cookies, and…

Enjoy live entertainment by:

  • Verge Teen Theater @ 1:30 pm 
  • Random Acts of Silliness @ 2 pm
  • Last Best Comedy @ 3 pm

And…

  • 406 Cirque Pop-up performances throughout the afternoon
  • Musical performances by Kari Doll, Sam Pedersen, and others
  • Sing-along Christmas carols randomly throughout the day

Bring the kids and help them decorate an ornament to take home
and a pre-made cookie or two to share!

Silent Auction

Help raise money for Friends of the Story Mansion by bidding on:

Amish Adirondack folding chair
  • Hand-crafted Amish Adirondack folding chair from Emmer Brothers Cedar, Inc in Belgrade
  • Christmas wreath from Lillie’s Garden in Four Corners
  • An assortment of handmade batik handbags and totes from Bozeman Batiks
  • $100 gift certificate from Open Range restaurant in downtown Bozeman
  • A senior portrait photography session for your high school graduating student by Paula Ray Power Photography
  • A basket of Mary Kay makeup and skincare products from Mary Kay beauty consultant Ann Seitel

and many more. . .


Story Mansion Gardening Days!


We had a great turnout for our fall cleanup of the grounds! We hope to see you and a friend at future opportunities!

Saturday, October 16, 9 am

BRING A FRIEND! Friends of the Story Mansion will be having a Fall Clean Up at the Story Mansion property at 811 S Willson Ave on October 16 starting at 9 am. There is weeding and hedge trimming to be done. Mulch will also be added to the beds. Volunteers should bring gloves, clippers, weeding equipment, shovels and hedge trimmers that they have. Please RSVP to Felix Spinelli at spinelli.felix@gmail.com or call 703-402-8628.



A Casual Cabaret

This event has been CANCELLED

For the health of our Bozeman community, FOSM regrets that this event has been cancelled. If you purchased tickets through Eventbrite, you will receive a full refund.

Thank you to the players who were ready to dance and sing the night away — we look forward to performances inside and outside of the mansion once CoVid numbers in the valley start swinging the other way!

Stay healthy everyone!

Friday, September 24, 7 pm

Tickets are $12 thru Eventbrite

On the Story Park lawn at the Story Mansion, Willson Ave

The Friends of the Story Mansion and the City of Bozeman invite you to enjoy a casual cabaret performance in the park at the Story Mansion to celebrate the onset of the crisp weather of fall.

Proceeds benefit FOSM and go toward mansion maintenance and future renovation!

Refreshments will be available beginning at 6:30 pm and the performance will begin at 7 pm.

Nine performers will present songs from Broadway musicals including Little Shop of Horrors, Songs from a New World, Man of La Mancha, Jersey Boys, and Waitress, as well as a reading from a local author’s new work, an original song by a local teen singer-songwriter, illusions by a local magician, and a joyful audience participation sing-along.

Come hear and sing your favorite tunes!The performance will be on the lawn of the beautiful Story Park, on the Willson Avenue side of the Mansion. The audience will sit in socially distanced seating pods as a COVID precaution.Hot beverages and homemade treats will be served! Choose from hot cider, hot cocoa, and a selection of herbal teas, and enjoy chocolate chip cookies fresh from the ovens of your event organizers.

Purchase tickets at: Eventbrite



Summer SLAM Festival

Saturday, August 7, 11am-3pm

Are you ready to celebrate the creative culture of Montana this summer? It’s going to look a little different this year as we ease back into public events, but we’re committed to connecting the community with the amazing artistic talent of Montana! Enjoy shopping your favorite Montana artists, delicious food, and lively art demos!

Join us August 7th from 11 am to 7 pm at 3 locations, including STORY MANSION PARK!

ARTISTS AT STORY MANSION PARK
Katie Sisum – Glass
Matt Saporito – Leather
Alison Sweeney – Jewelry 
Bill Mendoza – Jewelry
​Chau Nguyen – Jewelry 
Sarah Medieros – 2-D
Courtney Wilky – 2-D
Allison Throop – 2-D
Chris Turbuck – 2-D
Sandra Sutherland – 2-D
Nichole Croteau-Baker – Body Products
Marty Podolsky – Sculpture
Jo Newhall – Ceramics
Dante Gambardella – Ceramics
James Rendle – Instruments

Other locations include Bogert Park and the Emerson Lawn.

FREE to attend!

“SLAM is a guaranteed feast for the eyes, ears and belly”
– DG House

Find out more about SLAM here: https://www.slamfestivals.org/summer-festival.html


Story Under the Stars 2021

Saturday, August 28, 7-10pm

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark!

Free! || Film || Food || Fun || Family

Bozemans’ FREE end-of-summer outdoor film celebration!

Gather your friends, blankets and flashlights for Saturday, August 28th when the Friends of the Story Mansion (FOSM) and the Bozeman Film Society return to Story Mansion Park for Bozemans’ FREE end-of-summer outdoor film celebration!

This summer features the 40th Anniversary screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, starring Harrison Ford. The evening begins at 7PM with food trucks, ice cream and activities. Movie and popcorn starts at dusk. Thank you to the #CityofBozemanParksandRecreation for the use of our beautiful Story Mansion Park!

Stay tuned for food and activities updates. Donations for this FREE event are gladly accepted!


Past Events:

Saturday, July 17, 8 am to noon, Story Mansion Cleanup!

One of FOSM’s primary responsibilities is helping the Story Mansion always present at its best! Join us for a grounds clean-up, washing windows, dusting and cleaning! Enjoy some camaraderie and cleaning fun as we spiff things up a little! We will be adding new bark to the garden corners, cleaning beneath the hedges and trees, washing windows inside and out, and just working to bring out the best of in our beautiful property. Bring rakes and gloves, old t-shirts for polishing, general cleaning supplies and a happy attitude!