Historic Crail Ranch is a project of the Big Sky Community Corporation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which exists to promote, acquire, preserve, and maintain land, parks, trails, and easements for the use of the people of the Big Sky Community and general public.
Back in the early 1900s, the Crails had a space problem -- a family of five living in a 255 square foot cabin....
Over 100 years later, Crail Ranch still has a space problem! The histoirc small cabin first occupied by the Crails is the repository for museum support materials: chairs, tables, gardening equipment, canopies, etc.
Last summer, the Crail Ranch Homestead Museum Conservators set an ambitious goal to bring another structure to the site to house all of these items and to serve as a staging area for Crail Ranch projects.
Now the Rotary Club of Big Sky is about to give the Conservators a big boost toward that goal. Part of the proceeds from the recent According to Rotarian Dr. Jeff Strickler, "For 2014 we were looking for a project, and helping another non-profit accomplish its goals seemed a perfect fit." part of the proceeds from the recent
The new structure on the Crail Ranch will require additional assistance to make this a reality. Trenching for electricity, siding staining, and landscaping are among the many tasks needed to make the building fully functional. The Conservators appreciate any assistance in preserving Big Sky's past.