Jim Bridger: Trailblazer of the American West, with author Jerry Ensler

Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Join us for a very special evening with author Jerry Ensler who will present a lecture on his new book Jim Bridger: Trailblazer of the American West. This lecture is presented by the Elise R Donohue Lectures on the American West Series, In Memory of Walter S. Rosenberry.

Enzler charts Bridger’s path from the fort he built on the Oregon Trail to the route he blazed for Montana gold miners to avert war with Red Cloud and his Lakota coalition. Along the way, he married into the Flathead, Ute, and Shoshone tribes and produced seven children. Tapping sources uncovered in the six decades since the last documented Bridger biography, Enzler’s book fully conveys the drama and details of the larger-than-life history of the “King of the Mountain Men.” This is the definitive story of an extraordinary life. Jerry Enzler currently serves as Director of the National Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque, IA.

Purchase a signed copy of Jim Bridger: Trailblazer of the American West in the Museum Store.

This lecture is free and open to the public. The Hager auditorium has a limited capacity and seats on a first-come. first-serve basis. Wearing a face mask inside of the museum is strongly encouraged.