Hollister “Pat” McVay

Legacy Inductee (1920-2020) MCHF District 10 Hollister Pat McVay was born March 14, 1920, in Tonkawa, Oklahoma to a farming family. His family returned to his mother’s home state of Montana when [...]

Donald W. “Donnie” Johnston

Legacy Inductee (1941-2004) MCHF District 9 Born April 30, 1941, Donald W. “Donnie” Johnston began life on his family’s Butte Creek Ranch, 25 miles north of White Sulphur Springs. In 1949, the [...]

Irwin Conrad Alle

Legacy Inductee (1923-2018) MCHF District 6 Irwin Conrad Allen was born on the family homestead near Rothiemay, Montana on January 16, 1923. At the ripe old age of sixteen, having always worked [...]

Charles Edward Morris

Legacy Inductee (1876-1938) MCHF District 5 At fourteen, with a few dollars and a six-shooter, Charles Morris trekked west on foot, subsisting on wild turkeys, berries, and squirrels. He stowed [...]

Alfred Henry “Al” Johnson

Legacy Inductee (1923-1997) MCHF District 2 Alfred Henry Johnson was born October 9, 1923 and grew up on the family homestead near Plentywood. He had no formal training in the cowboy way of life, [...]

John & Catherine (Urquilux) Etchart

Legacy Inductees (1882-1943) (1888-1978) MCHF District 1 John Etchart was born in 1882 in the village of Aldudes, located on the border of France and Spain. At age 18, he immigrated to the United [...]

The History & Legacy of Western Art Week

By Brad Reynolds (Originally published in 2016) Mother of the Russell Auction If you don’t recognize Norma Ashby from the Russell Auction, perhaps you know her from television. For 26 years she [...]

The Out West Art Show

The Out West Art Show is returning to March and the Heritage Inn for Western Art Week in Great Falls, March 17-19. New this year: all artists will be featured on one floor to ensure you don’t [...]