|St. Helena Cathedral from the outside.|
|The State Capitol Building of Montana|
Helena once had the highest percentage of millionaires per capita in the United States, a result of the gold-mining boom in 1864 that founded it. Now, as Montana's state capitol, politics is the primary business of Helena. Across the street from the capitol is the Montana State Museum, which houses works by Montana artist, Charles M. Russell. If everything else had been a total bust, I would have been glad to go on this trip just to see this particular exhibit.
|The Old Governor's Mansion|
When first built, the governor proudly proclaimed that his home was like millions of other homes that dotted America. There is definitely a lot of interesting architecture around Helena.
|This is but one example of the kinds of interesting paint jobs I saw as I walked around town.|
NOTHING, and I repeat, nothing, makes you feel more like a celebrity than being flown in for a concert on a private jet.
These are the "Boise Violinists" as we came to be called in the Helena Symphony. Rachael Knapp, Maggie Snow, me, and Shauna Smith. I really enjoyed getting to know these ladies better. And I enjoyed sharing a stand with Shauna, who bravely endured an assault by a stage fly in the middle of the performance. (Click on the link for a fuller understanding of the meaning and risk of stage flies!)