Wednesday, January 18, 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Friends of the Montana Historical Society Public Program—Stopping along the Way. MHS Interpretive Historian Dr. Ellen Baumler will explore the long and varied history of the Sieben Ranch in the Helena Valley. Stopping Along the Way will peel back the layers of the area’s prehistory and history to reveal some surprising occupants, a diversity of human experience, a depth of contribution, and a pattern of stewardship for the land that continues today.
Thursday, January 19, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday Night at the Museum—Hooked: Fishing in Montana exhibit opening. Featuring historic art and artifacts, the Society’s newest exhibit will explore the impact of fishing in the Treasure State, including tribal lifeways and knowledge; family ties and communities built around fishing; and the art and craft of tools, flies, and canoes. In addition to serving refreshments during the reception, we’ll be showing historic footage produced by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks orium throughout the evening.
Friday, January 20, 2:30 p.m., at the Myrna Loy Center, 15 N. Ewing St. Historic Preservation Awards ceremony and reception. Join Lt. Governor Mike Cooney in honoring people and projects that have contributed to the preservation of Montana’s historic resources in significant ways and in recognizing properties that have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places within the past two years.
Thursday, January 26, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday Night at the Museum—A Nation of Sportsmen: Thinking Historically about Hunting in the Postwar United States. MHS Associate Editor Dr. Randall Williams will discuss several cultural and political developments related to hunting's expanded popularity in the United States after World War II, and the ways in which those changes have given shape to its contemporary significance in American life.