The Montana Historical Society is doing a two-month series called Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons. Each session will be live streamed. This week’s lesson is about Gold! The discovery of gold and the creation of Montana Territory was a fundamental turning point in Montana history. Ellen Baumler will share some of her research into the daily life of the men, women, and children living in the territory’s early mining camps. About the speaker: Ellen Baumler is the Interpretive Historian at Montana Historical Society. She received her PhD from the University of Kansas and has been at the Montana Historical Society since 1992. She has authored dozens of articles and several books, among them Beyond Spirit Tailings, honored with an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History. She is also the editor of Girl from the Gulches: The Story of Mary Ronan, a 2004 Finalist Award winner of the Willa Literary Awards.
OPI Renewal units will be available. Contact Kirby Lambert at the Historical Society for more information.