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 will take a fresh look at interesting historical topics.
Thursday, March 9 - John Colter: Hunter, Trapper, Long Distance Runner with John Russell
John Colter craved adventure, and when he signed on with the Lewis and Clark Expedition for five dollars a month, he got his fair share of it – and then some. Colter is best known for his infamous run from Blackfeet Indians near the Three Forks in 1808, but his role with the Corps of Discovery, the northwest fur trade, and early explorations of what is now Yellowstone National Park are just as important. Local broadcaster/historian John Russell will give an overview of Colter’s exciting, albeit brief life.
Thursday, April 27 - Recovering History: Salvage Archaeology at Fort Ellis with MSU Faculty and Students