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Diversity Day

A Play by Gregory Hinton

Performed by members of
the Helena community

Thursday, April 25
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The Myrna Loy
15 N. Ewing St., Helena

In 2010, the Missoula City Council heard six hours of public testimony about adding sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to the city’s non-discrimination ordinance. Join us for a free, hour-long, staged reenactment of excerpts from that testimony, followed by a discussion with the playwright and Heidi Wallace of EmpowerMT.

Diversity Day performance at the Myrna Loy in Helena, Montana

Digitized Montana Newspapers

Explore almost three million pages from over 150 Montana newspapers! Click the link here or one of the images below.

Butte WWI newspaper partial front page image.

Butte WWI newspaper partial front page image.

Historic Montana logo graphic.

The Montana Historical Society’s Historic Montana website and companion app take you on a virtual tour of selected buildings, neighborhoods, and cultural sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Historic Montana’s abundant content is reproduced from the thousands of National Register interpretive signs placed at properties across the state to enhance knowledge of historic places and promote historic preservation. Click the link here, the graphic above, or the image below.

McIntosh house in Kalispell, Montana.

Digitized Photographs

Browse 660 images from the Evelyn J. Cameron collection, featuring homesteading, ranching, Eastern Montana social life, scenery and wildlife, c. 1894-1928. Click the link here or one of the images below.

Evelyn Cameron sitting on chair in a room feeding a grasshopper to a Sparrow Hawk perched on her finger, Circa 1908. Ornate silver buckle on Cameron's belt.; Eastern Montana.

Andy McMillon's wool, Circa 1906; bearded sheep shearer, holding clippers and a sheep about to be shorn, standing in front of wool bags; bags numbered and painted with owner's brand.; Eastern Montana.

From Our Collection: Montana's Charlie Russell