Historic photos and books, plus cowboy songs and stories highlight the October programs at the Montana Historical Society
Historic photos and books, plus cowboy songs and stories highlight the October programs at the Montana Historical Society.
Montana Historical Society
The October Lecture Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Montana Historical Society as their primary annual fundraiser. Programs are held on Wednesdays at noon in the MTHS lobby; the cost is $5 per program, and brown bag lunches are welcome.
• Oct. 5 – A Gentlewoman’s View of Butte in the 1880s: Josephine White Bates’ novel “A Blind Lead” with University of Providence English Professor Aaron Parrett. Bates lived in Butte before it transitioned from the silver mining camp to large-scale copper mining, and her novel of life in a fictionalized city served as a capitalist morality tale, but also of Butte before its boom.
• Oct. 12 – A Photographic Journey to Wonderland: F. Jay Haynes and his Photographic Legacy. MTHS Photo Archives Manager Jeff Malcomson will explore Haynes’ photos of Yellowstone in the 1880s and how they reveal the complex human relationship to the landscape.
• Oct. 19 – In Celebration: A Talk and Book Signing with Dorothy Bradley. A former Montana state representative and gubernatorial candidate, Bradly provides an insider’s look at Montana politics in the 20th century. She will be joined by her friend and editor Rae Olsen.
• Oct. 26 – Cowboy Stories and Songs. Phil Page is a singer, storyteller, working cowboy and saddle maker who will take listeners on a journey back to the early cattle drives from Texas to Montana. Join MTHS for a fun hour of music, history and laughter.
For more information on the Friends Lecture Series, people can contact Katie White at 406-444-9553 or [email protected] Seating is on a first come, first served basis and is limited to 60 people. Contact White to reserve a spot; arriving at least 10 minutes early is recommended.