MOR is pleased to host the Extreme History Project lecture series that encourages public understanding of the way our history has shaped our present. Speakers take a fresh look at interesting historical topics.
The Old North Trail, running along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front, was an indigenous transportation corridor central to a historic food system. Archaeologists are confident native people followed large game animals into this area between retreating ice sheets some 12,000 years ago. The unique topographic and botanical attributes of this windswept corridor created a vital landscape that nurtured native buffalo culture through the 19th century. As part of a larger indigenous environmental history, Jill Mackin’s research documents ancestral ties to this bioregion through foodways and examines the relationship between biodiversity and cultural diversity.
MOR invites adults to learn more about our past and future through various speakers year-round. We are proud to partner with the Gallatin Valley Friends of the Sciences, the Extreme History Project, and the Gallatin History Museum in lectures throughout the year at Museum of the Rockies. All lectures have a limited capacity and are open on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees may not save seats for others. In fall 2019, the museum will begin a new RSVP system for these MOR lectures.