Celebrate Montana history with us! Your interest and love of Montana’s past energizes our work. With your help, more real stories of the past can be shared and more history is preserved for future generations. We invite you to enjoy, engage, explore, know, visit, and preserve Montana history by joining and supporting the Montana Historical Society.
Public Programs and Events at the Montana Historical Society
Saturday, January 11, Second Saturday at MHS
Sponsored by Intrepid Credit Union, Second Saturday at MHS features free admission all day long and drawings for door prizes. Free admission is also offered at the Original Governor’s Mansion, 304 N. Ewing, where tours begin on the hour at noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 11, 1:30 p.m.
In advance of the release of his upcoming book, Haunted Marysville, Montana, local author and historian Vince Moravek will relate the stunning supernatural events experienced in a half-renovated 1894 cabin in the old mining town. Spielberg-level poltergeists combine with strange lights in an ancient mirror to reveal hidden pioneer secrets. And that was just the beginning. Experience the chills, examine the evidence, and then decide for yourself. Moravek promises that these history-grounded events will challenge the strongest skeptic.
Wednesday, January 15, 10:45 a.m.
The Best Gift: Montana’s Carnegie Libraries author talk and book signing with Kate Hampton. Between 1910 and 1922, seventeen Montana communities built libraries with money given to them by the era's richest man, Andrew Carnegie. Fifteen of those libraries stand today, and their story is compellingly told in this new book written by MHS Community Preservation Coordinator Kate Hampton and sponsored by the Montana History Foundation. Just as he did in Hand Raised: The Barns of Montana, photographer Tom Ferris provides stunning detail of both the classic and unusual architectural elements of these iconic buildings. Hand-drawn architectural renderings and other historical images combine to create a detailed portrait of Carnegie's rich legacy in Montana. This program is sponsored by MHS’s volunteer group, The Friends of the Montana Historical Society.
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