Stories Behind the Objects | Bozeman Roundup

Length: 5 minutes. Take a close-up look at a Museum of the Rockies artifact in 5 minutes or less! Brought to you by Lisa Verwys, Collections Manager and Registrar for Cultural History, this series explores the stories behind objects from the museum’s history collections.

Explore the Bozeman Roundup through a series of historical postcards from MOR’s collections. Created to be a hallmark community event, this rodeo was first held on August 12, 1919 at a newly constructed rodeo arena. Learn about one of the famous cowgirls the rodeo attracted in its early days, Fannie Sperry Steele, and how women’s athleticism and grit were rewarded in this popular Bozeman event.