For 18 consecutive years, the John White Speaker Series has been a popular annual tradition at the Northwest Montana Historical Society, bringing experts in their respective fields to the Museum and rousing all of us from our mid-winter hibernation for an afternoon of fellowship. Although the 2021 John White Series was first offered in a digital format this winter, the Museum is happy to be able to re-release the Series in April at the Museum.

Each of these pre-recorded presentations will be airing on Wednesdays at 4pm, and all are roughly one hour long. Admission to the event will be free, although donations will be accepted, and beer and wine will be available during the event.

  • APRIL 7 – JOHN FRALEY
  • APRIL 14 – BRIDGET KEVANE
  • APRIL 21 – BOB BROWN
  • APRIL 28 – SETH BLOOM
John Fraley
Heroes of the Bob Marshal Wilderness

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.

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

Bridget Kevane
Latino History in Montana

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

With nearly Half a Century in Politics, no one knows the importance of dedicating one’s life to public service better than Bob Brown, who will discuss his career in the Montana State Legislature.

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

Seth Bloom
History to TV: Developing Kalispell for Television

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. Learn how his research led him deep into Kalispell’s rich history — including John White himself.

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

The 2021 John White Speaker Series has been generously sponsored by our friends at the Towne Printer.