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MT Historical Society begins second ‘9 Easy Lessons’ lecture series

Posted at 4:25 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 20:26:01-04

The Montana Historical Society is spending the next two months exploring the last 12,000 years of Montana’s history with its second ‘9 Easy Lessons’ lecture series.

The series takes place every Wednesday afternoon from April 3rd to May 29th.

The lectures will cover a variety of topics from far before Montana became a state to more recent history, such as the pre-contact trade network, cattle raising on the plains, Montana in the Great Depression and what one well-known Montana historian calls the ‘triple revolution’ of the 1960’s and 70’s.

“Harry Fritz, he’s professor emeritus at the University of Montana. One of everyone’s favorite Montana historians is going to be coming and talking about Montana’s triple revolution, he calls it, from 1960-1975,” said MHS historian Martha Kohl. “Mary Murphy from MSU is a professor of history there, is going to be coming and talking about the Great Depression and we have Tim Hardy who was the former editor of a fur trade journal.”

The first lecture is April 3rd at the Montana Historical Society at 3:30 p.m. The lectures are free and open to the public.

OPI renewal credits are available and the lectures are livestreamed for those who cannot attend.

You can also livestream last year’s ‘9 Easy Lessons’ lectures on the historical society website.

-Reported by Melissa Jensen/MTN News