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Ellen Baumler – Profiles of African American Montanans

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ellen Baumler, author and interpretive historian at the Montana Historical Society, presents Profiles of African American Montanans for the fifth and final program in the Cultures of Montana series for Hometown Humanities on Thursday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the MonDak. African Americans, small in numbers in Montana, nevertheless have a rich and varied history in this state that has been largely unexplored. These pioneers came with the very first waves of frontier settlers seeking new opportunities. This compelling…

Ed Kemmick – Jimmie Rodgers: The Life and Times of the Father of Country Music

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Journalist and musician Ed Kemmick and his brother John join us to present Jimmie Rodgers: The Life and Times of the Father of Country Music on Monday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the MonDak Heritage Center. Jimmie Rodgers, who was born in 1897 and died in 1933, was known in his time as The Singing Brakeman and The Blue Yodeler, and after it as The Father of Country Music. Bob Dylan wasn’t satisfied with any of those titles, so…

Mark Matthews – Swinging through American History

December 12 @ 7:00 pm

Join MDHC for Swinging through American History with historian and author Mark Matthews at the MonDak Heritage Center on Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. Mark will take you back to the ballrooms, taverns, juke joints, honky tonks and dance emporiums of the past as he explains the manner in which American dancing evolved with certain social changes--and, how certain dances stimulated changes in American social life. The spectrum of historic dances runs from the colonial English country dance to…

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