The Bigfork Chronicles

A series of short documentary files about little-known aspects of the history, culture and characters of Bigfork and the Upper Flathead Valley.

Frontier Ingenuity

Fresh from the Bigfork Chronicles, a documentary about the ingenious creations of Bigfork’s early settlers and its modern-day entrepreneurs. 

The Ice Harvest

Using antique tools, Denny Kellogg gives a demonstration of how the early pioneers harvested ice during the winter months. 

Salvaging the Past

The story of adventurous scuba divers who are reclaiming old-growth treasure from the depths of the Swan River – A Bigfork Chronicles documentary. 

The Legend of Scissor Bill

Denny Kellogg guides us through the remnants of a hidden homestead built by a reclusive settler a century ago in the deep woods near Swan Lake. 

Come on In!

Visit the Bigfork History Project at the Bigfork Art & Cultural Center

March - December

Tues-Sat 11am - 5pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

Open by appointment only in January and February



(406) 837.6927


525 Electric Avenue

Bigfork, MT 59911