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July 2021

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An Inconvenient Grizzly with Greg Smith
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  As the New West met the Old West, grizzly bear populations became a focal point of concern and contention in Montana. It is estimated that by the time of the Lewis & Clark Expedition upwards of 50,000 to 100,000 grizzly bears roamed the American West, but as the West was settled the population of grizzly be , ...
Into the Wild with Muir and Pinchot with Marisa Diaz-Waian and John Clayton
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Take a walk in the wild with biographer John Clayton and philosopher Marisa Diaz-Waian as they co-lead a discussion about the unique lives of Muir and Pinchot and the questions their contrasting philosophies raise about “the wild” and our place in it.  Some of the questions we’ll explore include: Are people part of n , ...
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Letters to Young Poets
8:00 am - 8:00 am
  This Letters to a Young Poet series is available as a Teen Mission for Billings Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Become pen pals with one of Montana’s poets laureate! Each Monday Melissa Kwasny will send a new poem and prompt to the Billings Public Library’s Teen Page. Write your own po , ...
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Preserve Montana Book Club: The Literary Landscapes of White Sulphur Springs
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Join PMT for our monthly Book Club as part of our re-imagined Road Show in White Sulphur Springs! We’re reading some of the most influential literature to come out of White Sulphur Springs, including Ivan Doig and Taylor Gordon. Each session will be led by current authors and scholars in Montana and held virt , ...
Social Justice Book Club
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  The Social Justice Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month. After reading selected books, participants discuss social justice issues in America. If you are interested in joining the book club, or have any questions please contact Shari Curtis at (406)-723-3361. , ...
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Montana UFOs and Extraterrestrials with Joan Bird
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
              Montana is home to some of the most significant, well-documented and interesting UFO reports in the history of ufology. In 1950, two spinning disks flew over Great Falls, Montana, and were filmed on a hand-held camera. Today, those “flying saucers” in the now-famous “Montana Movie” still defy conven , ...
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Letters to Young Poets
8:00 am - 8:00 am
  This Letters to a Young Poet series is available as a Teen Mission for Billings Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Become pen pals with one of Montana’s poets laureate! Each Monday Melissa Kwasny will send a new poem and prompt to the Billings Public Library’s Teen Page. Write your own po , ...
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Race and Change Across Cultures and Generations: A Journey in Stories and Music with Dr. Kitty Oliver
2:30 pm
This multimedia program blends memoir and music with cross-cultural stories and research into an innovative dialogue on the complexities of race and ethnic relations in the U.S. today with international perspectives. Drawing on her landmark Race and Change Oral Histories archive of native-born and immigrant voices tha , ...
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William Clark and the Art of the Gilded Age art exhibit
9:00 am - 12:00 am
  An exhibition featuring seven masterpieces from the collection of Sen. William Andrews Clark, one of Butte’s famous Copper Kings, will run from June 10 to August 13 at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives. “William Clark and the Art of the Gilded Age” is sponsored by Butte-Silver Bow Archives, the University o , ...
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William Clark and the Art of the Gilded Age art exhibit
All Day
  An exhibition featuring seven masterpieces from the collection of Sen. William Andrews Clark, one of Butte’s famous Copper Kings, will run from June 10 to August 13 at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives. “William Clark and the Art of the Gilded Age” is sponsored by Butte-Silver Bow Archives, the University o , ...
UFOs and Extraterrestrials in Montana with Joan Bird
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
While many UFO sightings can be conventionally explained, a small percentage of reports remain unexplained in both government and private investigations. Montana is home to some of the most significant, well-documented and interesting UFO reports in the history of ufology. This presentation is a short course in UFO li , ...
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William Clark and the Art of the Gilded Age art exhibit
All Day
  An exhibition featuring seven masterpieces from the collection of Sen. William Andrews Clark, one of Butte’s famous Copper Kings, will run from June 10 to August 13 at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives. “William Clark and the Art of the Gilded Age” is sponsored by Butte-Silver Bow Archives, the University o , ...
The Resurgent Wild with Christopher Preston
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wild nature fills the mythology of the American West. But is the wild disappearing? Despite this common fear, the restoration of animals like grizzly bears, bison, and wolves means that, in some contexts, Montana’s wild nature may actually be starting to increase again. Nature, it turns out, may be on the point of bei , ...
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William Clark and the Art of the Gilded Age art exhibit
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
  An exhibition featuring seven masterpieces from the collection of Sen. William Andrews Clark, one of Butte’s famous Copper Kings, will run from June 10 to August 13 at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives. “William Clark and the Art of the Gilded Age” is sponsored by Butte-Silver Bow Archives, the University o , ...
The Resurgent Wild with Christopher Preston
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
     Wild nature fills the mythology of the American West. But is the wild disappearing? Despite this common fear, the restoration of animals like grizzly bears, bison, and wolves means that, in some contexts, Montana’s wild nature may actually be starting to increase again. Nature, it turns out, may be on the point of , ...
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Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Laughin’ to Keep from Cryin’ with Bill Rossiter
7:00 pm
During the Dirty ’30s, network radio and Hollywood followed Washington’s lead in sturdily ignoring the Depression, assuring us that “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries,” and that “prosperity is just around the corner.” But the rural and small-town musicians, the ones who never made the charts, played a different tune. Th , ...
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Brother Can You Spare a Dime? Laughin’ to Keep from Cryin’ with Bill Rossiter
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Storyteller and musician Bill Rossiter will bring alive the history of the Great Depression through stories, anecdotes, and music on July 21 at the Valley County Pioneer Museum. Bill Rossiter named his show – “Brother Can You Spare a Dime?”- after a song about a World War I veteran who’s p , ...
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Untold Stories of Montana Minorities with Ellen Baumler
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Newly emerging stories about the contributions of minority groups reveal a neglected aspect of Montana’s heritage. These stories open a dialogue about minorities in our communities, both past and present. African American, Chinese, Japanese, and Jewish pioneers helped anchor Montana in myriad ways. Each group made las , ...
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Carbon County Historical Society 2021 Lecture Series
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the folks over at the Carbon County Historical Society on the last Wednesday of every month for their 2021 lecture series. Museum doors open at 6:00p.m. with the event beginning at 6:30. Each month humanities and history speakers discuss a different topic relevant to regional history and culture. Due to holiday , ...
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UFOs and Extraterrestrials in Montana with Joan Bird
8:45 pm - 9:30 pm
        Montana is home to some of the most significant, well-documented and interesting UFO reports in the history of ufology. In 1950, two spinning disks flew over Great Falls, Montana, and were filmed on a hand-held camera. Today, those “flying saucers” in the now-famous “Montana Movie” still defy conventional expl , ...
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