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The Hunt Continues – Search For Treasure Across Beaverhead County Again This Summer!

The Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and the University of Montana Western Glass Arts Program have partnered for the second year in a row for the Annual Beaverhead Treasure Hunt. One-of-a-kind, beautiful glass art objects, custom-made by UMW Glass students, will be hidden at local businesses from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Over 100 glass art objects made by the students in the University of Montana Western Glass Arts Program, under the instruction of Professor Ruth King, will be hidden in the shops of: Bannack, Dillon, Lima, Dell, Grant, Jackson, Wisdom, Wise River, Dewey, and Glen. Visit these towns’ businesses for a chance to find a your own one-of-a-kind glass art treasure from Memorial Day through Labor Day!

This year’s works of glass art represent the forests, waters, and minerals of Beaverhead County by featuring an impression of a pinecone and colors of minerals including gold, copper, ruby, garnet, and talc. Search the county and collect these amazing objects d’art!

According to Chamber Executive Director, Rebecca Jones, “These pieces are so authentic and lovely, you will want to take it home to let the sunshine through it! Each limited-edition paperweight is stamped with the year. Participants can bring their prize into the Beaverhead Chamber office located at 10 W. Reeder St. in Dillon to show us your paperweight and be entered into a drawing to win $100 Chamber Bucks! But the beautiful paperweight is yours to keep!”

The rules of the Beaverhead Treasure Hunt are:

  • The glass art pieces are hidden from Memorial Day to Labor Day, rain or shine.

  • Each participant is limited to taking home one treasure this summer, so everyone has a chance to join in the fun!

  • The term “hidden” is used loosely; some of the glass treasures have been cleverly hidden in plain sight in public areas, historical sites and local businesses. Participants are asked to be respectful of these areas while searching.

The Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture thanks the University of Montana Western Glass Art Program for sponsoring the Treasure Hunt as well as to all the students for designing and producing these unique and beautiful works of art!

For more information, please contact Rebecca Jones, Executive Director, Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture: 406-683-5511 or

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