Sharing memories of Mary

Granddaughters Lindsay Bryan and Lacey Haughian shared their humorous recollections of moments with their grandmother Mary Haughian, who was instrumental in gathering historical happenings of Prairie County. Haughian died in March. She was remembered during a presentation for the Eastern Montana Museum Association’s annual meeting held in Terry Saturday, where family members recalled stories of her contributions, not only to the Prairie County Museum but to insuring those who knew her best to treasure the knowledge found in history.  

Granddaughter Marie Layton performs
several favorites of Mary’s including, “Don’t Fence Me In”. 

Museum gathering held in Terry

Prairie County Museum and Evelyn Cameron Gallery hosted the annual Eastern Montana Museum Association meeting in Terry on Saturday. The yearly event allows representatives of area museums to come together to share ideas, update each other on their facilities and events, and attend a special presentation related to the area's history or its preservation. 
This year the family of Mary Haughian presented the featured program detailing Mary's life and long time commitment to the historical community. 
Haughian was a founding member of the Prairie County Historical Society which wrote the Prairie County history book, Wheels Across Montana's Prairie. 
The group later established the Prairie County Museum. 
Haughian remained an active member of the museum board and volunteered countless hours to the organization. Haughian was also well known for authoring a number of local history books and was inducted into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame earlier this year.
Six area museums including Prairie County were represented at the meeting. Local businesses supported the event with donations of promotional items and door prizes.
        The museum board expressed gratitude  to all those who helped with this year’s event.
Range Riders Museum in Miles City will be the host of next year’s meeting. 

Published Oct. 2, 2013

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