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May
16
Wednesday
May
16
Wed
Community :: History also Education :: Adult Education
Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons
3:30 PM
Montana Historical Society (east of the Capitol)
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Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons
Join Montana Historical Society (MHS) staff members and other subject matter experts in a two-month exploration of the last twelve thousand years of Montana history. Every Wednesday, 3:30-4:30, between April 4, 2018 and May 30, 2018, a presenter will discuss a major period in Montana history. Individually, these programs will offer compelling discussions of specific topics relating to Montana’s past; together they will provide a big-picture overview of the state’s rich and fascinating history. Come for one—or come for all. OPI Renewal Credits will be available. For more information call 444-4741 or email klambert@mt.gov.

May 16: Montana and the Cold War The Cold War had a profound impact on Montana. Although distant from Washington, D.C., and Moscow, the state’s wide-open spaces and sparse population made Montana an important part of the country’s Cold War strategy. Along with the nuclear missiles based here, Montanans took an active role in defending the security of the United States through Civil Defense groups like the Ground Observer Corps. About the speaker: Jon Axline is a graduate of Montana State University and has worked at the Montana Department of Transportation since 1990. He is the author of a number of books and articles, including Conveniences Sorely Needed: Montana’s Historic Highway Bridges, Taming Big Sky Country: The History of Montana Transportation from Trails to Interstate, . and “Operation Skywatch: The Montana Ground Observer Corps, 1952–1959,” which appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of Montana The Magazine of Western History.
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Age Group: Adults
Venue: Montana Historical Society (east of the Capitol)
Address: 225 North Roberts Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-2694

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