19th Annual John White Speaker Series: Full Program

$35.00

The Historical Society is producing the 19th Annual John White Speaker Series using a digital format for 2021!

When you purchase the full program, you’ll receive access links via email for the following videos:

  • John Fraley: Heroes of the Bob Marshal Wilderness
  • Bridget Kevane: Latino History in Montana
  • Bob Brown: Half a Century in Politics
  • Seth Bloom: History to TV: Developing Kalispell for Television

Videos will be released on January 3rd and January 31st; if you purchase before then, we’ll send you an email with details on how to access the videos on the day that they’re released.

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The Historical Society is producing the 19th Annual John White Speaker Series using a digital format for 2021!

Videos will be released on January 3rd and January 31st; if you purchase before then, we’ll send you an email with details on how to access the videos on the day that they’re released.

When you purchase the full program, you’ll receive access links via email for the following videos:

John Fraley: Heroes of the Bob Marshal Wilderness

John is a local author and historian, formerly of Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks

Established Friend of the Museum John Fraley will take us inside his latest collection, Heroes of the Bob Marshal Wilderness, from old-timers like Joe Murphy, to Smoke Elser, and on to the present.

Over the past century, these heroes have ridden, packed, and hiked from one end of the Bob to the other, and they’ve helped make the wilderness what it is today.

The “Bob” holds a special place in John’s heart, and the passion that he brings to this topic is immediately evident.

Heroes of the Bob Marshal Wildnerness will be released on January 3rd.


Bridget Kevane: Latino History in Montana

Bridget is a professor at Montana State University

Latinos have a more than two-centuries-old history in Montana.

Yet few know about the history, culture, or economic contribution to the state.

From the fur trade to the sugar beet, from our Flathead cherries to construction, Latinos have had a long, if invisible, vibrant culture that continues to this day.

Who are Latinos in our state? Where are they coming from?

Join MSU Professor Bridget Kevane to learn more about the Latino History in Montana and the future of this vibrant community in our state.

Latino History in Montana will be released on January 3rd.


Bob Brown: Half a Century in Politics

Bob is a former Montana State Senator and Secretary of State

It is certainly an achievement to dedicate decade after decade of one’s life to public service.

With nearly Half a Century in Politics, no one knows this better than Bob Brown.

Bob will sit down with Museum Director Jacob Thomas, and together they will discuss Bob’s career in the Montana State Legislature: the hard-fought triumphs, the agony of defeat, stunning successes and narrow misses, and the rewarding joys that came from representing Northwest Montana.

Half a Century in Politics will be released on January 31st.


Seth Bloom: History to TV: Developing Kalispell for Television

Seth is an actor, producer, and screenwriter originally from Montana

After growing up in Montana, it was only natural that Seth Bloom’s career on the screen and behind the camera would lead him back to Big Sky Country.

But what started as a screenplay about Charles Conrad and his family has gradually expanded to tell a more complex story of early Kalispell, including John White himself.

Jacob Thomas and Conrad Mansion Director Brit Cark will speak with Seth and hear about some of the forgotten, early Northwest Montana history he has uncovered, all the while learning about the struggles and rewards of Developing Kalispell for Television.

History to TV: Developing Kalispell for Television will be released on January 31st.