Fun & Free Event with the Montana Native Plant Society on Friday, October 18

On Friday, October 18th, at 7:00pm, the Northwest Montana History Museum will be partnering with the Montana Native Plants Society to present a program about an adventurous couple who made their mark on the Montana frontier. John Leiberg was a Swedish immigrant who carried out landmark forest reserve surveys across northern Idaho and western Montana in the 1890s. His wife Carrie, a practicing physician, supported John’s efforts while carving out her own role with the Northern Pacific as “the only female railroad surgeon in the known world.” This program explores how the Leibergs fit into the greater Clark Fork drainage, and how their adventures resonate with issues that still confound us today.

Our speaker on the 18th at the Museum will be Jack Nisbet, who has written several award-winning books on topics such as fur trader David Thompson, naturalist David Douglas, and the broader history of the Northwest.

Beer and wine will be for sale before the presentation, which is FREE to attend, and Jack will be selling copies of his book The Dreamer and the Doctor, which is all about the Leibergs, after the talk. We hope to see you in October for this little-known and fascinating tale!


Historic Film Club

Free Admission! Free Popcorn!
Tuesday, October 29, 7PM - Gaslight (1944)

Everything in Paula’s life seems too good to be true. Her new husband Gregory (Allen Boyer) convinces her to move into the London townhouse of her deceased Aunt Alice - a place where Paula (Ingrid Bergman) witnessed a great tragedy many years earlier. Now, as things begin to go missing, and Paula begins to sense eerie happenings all around her, George fears for Paula’s mental stability. Even Paula herself begins to doubt her sanity.

Ingrid Bergman won an Oscar for her role in Gaslight, which is considered today to be an exemplary psychological thriller, even in a decade defined by the genre.


History Book Club

Wednesday, November 6, 2pm
The Wild Inside

by Christine Carbo

The Wild Inside, the debut novel of Whitefish author Christine Carbo, is a gripping and haunting crime mystery set in Glacier National Park about a man who finds himself at odds with the dark heart of the wild—and the even darker heart of human nature.

Author Christine Carbo will be joining us at the meeting to discuss her many novels and the writing process behind The Wild Inside.


Quilting Class

Beginning in October, the Museum's Quilting Class will be meeting every other Wednesday through November from 1 to 4 pm.
October 2
October 16
October 30
November 13
November 27
Anybody interested can attend any or all weeks, as the class is completely free and open to the public. Participants can be complete beginners or experienced quilters looking to learn tips and new skills for projects, or looking for fellowship with fellow quilters. Swatches and tools are provided, although participants should feel free to bring anything they would like to use. The workshop is led by local quilter and Museum volunteer Betty Jo Malone, and, after a month off, will be re-turning on a similar schedule in January. Any questions can be directed to Betty Jo at 406-755-6323.