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Moss Mansion Springfest celebrates art and music in Billings

Posted at 8:03 PM, Jun 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-02 22:03:34-04

Art, music and celebration were part of life for P.B. Moss and his family starting in the early 1900’s.

The 30th annual Springfest brought all that to the Moss Mansion on Saturday.

Musicians and performers put on three shows at the same time.

Springfest is one of the fundraisers to help preserve the Moss Mansion, which was built in 1903.

The event brings also brings artists and vendors to the mansion’s grounds.

While the Mosses hosted celebrations indoors, Springfest is the type of party the family might have enjoyed.

"What we love about this event is that it’s very much in keeping what the Moss family enjoyed,” said Jenna Peete, Moss Mansion executive director.

Peete said P.B., his wife Matty and the rest of the family were involved in the arts.

“They were artists,” said Peete. “Matty Moss was a painter. “They did little performances in the house. Mellville Moss played several different instruments. So the Moss Mansion is a great space to celebrate all of that. It’s a beautiful space and something I think the family would’ve really appreciated.  This is the kind of thing they would’ve really gotten behind."

And the mansion is a place many appreciate in 2018.

“It’s just entertainment and really that feeling of community which the Moss family was very much in support of,” she said.  “This is like the best block party in town and it’s because the Billings community is all here supporting it."