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Society’s March Women’s History Lectures Offer Powerful Topics and Speakers

The Friends of the Montana Historical Society are offering a good reason to get out in March and meet some interesting people.
The March Lecture Series will be held every Wednesday at noon at the Society with five great topics lined up to take a look at the important role of women in the development of the state.
“We have some great people lined up to talk about everything from politics, to authors, to Native American art. This series really does feature something for just about everyone,? Society Volunteer Coordinator Delight Sullivan said.
Tickets are $5 per lecture or a package of all five tickets for $20 with all proceeds going to the Friends of the Montana Historical Society who support the Society in countless ways and expand its ability to serve the public. For more information contact Sullivan at 406-444-9553.
Here are the dates and programs for the series:

March 2, Life as a First Lady Betty Babcock, who served as Montana’s first lady from 1962 to 1969 and remains one of the most popular and active political figures in Montana, will share stories from her time in the Governor’s Mansion.

March 9, Con-Con Conversation Diane Sands, who is one of the foremost experts on the development of the state’s 1972 Constitutional Convention, will talk about the contribution of women to the creation of the document.

March 16, Dorothy M. Johnson MSU-Billings English Professor Sue Hart will talk about the works and history of one of Montana?s most famous authors and journalists. This same day at 3 p.m. Johnson will be inducted into the Capitol’s Outstanding Gallery of Montanans in ceremonies featuring Gov. Brian Schweitzer.

March 23, Native American Womens Art Noted Blackfeet artist and member of the Montana Arts Council Jackie Parsons will talk about the historic and contemporary roles of Native American women in the art world of Montana.

March 30, Reading Between the Lines Montana Historical Society Archivist and Oral Historian Jodie Foley will present and talk about the rich collection of women’s diaries and reminiscences dating back to the early years of the Montana Territory.

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