Current events

 

~ Historic Montana Millionaire lecture series at the Linderman Cabin, Laurin, MT ~

William Andrews Clark:  A Most Disgusting Creature

presented by Gary Forney

Thursday, August 16, 2018

6:30pM

**at Linderman Cabin, Robber’s Roost in Laurin, MT**

 

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The EHAHC, in partnership with the Virginia City Preservation Alliance, sponsor their fifth series of history programs in 2018.  Once again, the programs are held in the beautifully restored cabin of Frank Bird Linderman; on the grounds of the historic Robber’s Roost near Laurin, MT.  The general theme of the 2018 series focuses upon historic Montana millionaires.

William Andrews Clark (1839-1925) arrived in the Montana Territory with little more than the clothes on his back and his “library” of three books…and a hard and ruthless ambition to succeed.  By the time he left Montana he was one of the richest men in the world, and is still ranked as one of the 50 richest Americans of all time.  He was also arguably one of the most despised.  This program will profile Mr. Clark’s phenomenal rise in riches and power—economically and politically.

Gary Forney is a retired college administrator and local historian.  He has been a full-time resident of the Ennis area since 1999, and since then has authored four books, written numerous articles, and made many presentations on the early territorial period of Montana.

Admission is by donation and open to the public.


Willson & McKee concert

Saturday, august 25, 2018

7:00pm

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Willson & McKee are two voices with Celtic Harp, Accordion, Irish Bouzouki, Guitars, Dulcimers, Bodhran, Bagpipes and lot's of fun! 

Rocky Mountain Celtic… what Celtic becomes when it settles comfortably, three generations in the west! Americans doing what they do best – interpreting their roots music in fresh and original ways!! The combination of their Celtic heritage plus their Montana and Colorado roots gives audiences a distinctive musical experience. Original compositions with an ancient sound, and traditional pieces re-dressed in their customized style.

Performing and studying with master musicians, storytellers and dancers in Ireland and Scotland, guarantees sparkle and depth with a Willson & McKee event! Repeated honors at such events as the Walton’s of Dublin International Songwriting Competition at the Milwaukee Irish Festival and instrumental awards such as a National Instrumental Championship guarantee the highest quality performances. The combination of blazing instrumentals, warm harmony vocals, a lot of laughter and a ceilidh dance or two translates into… never a dull moment! A Willson & McKee concert is a curiously un-tamed moment in time, gathering past and present… a comfortable and engaging musical evening with friends.

Admission is $15 per person

Tickets purchased at the door or reserved in advance by calling 406-843-5454


~ Historic Montana Millionaire lecture series at the Linderman Cabin, Laurin, MT ~

William Boyce Thompson: From Copper Mines to Arboretums, the Virginia City Born Magnate

presented by Christina Koch

sunday, september 9, 2018

2:00pM

**at Linderman Cabin, Robber’s Roost in Laurin, MT**

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The EHAHC, in partnership with the Virginia City Preservation Alliance, sponsor their fifth series of history programs in 2018.  Once again, the programs are held in the beautifully restored cabin of Frank Bird Linderman; on the grounds of the historic Robber’s Roost near Laurin, MT.  The general theme of the 2018 series focuses upon historic Montana millionaires.

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Born in Virginia City, Montana on May 13, 1869, William Boyce Thompson, revolutionized Western American mining and influenced the mining business from Canada to Africa.  He used his immense wealth to help the world in many philanthropic endeavors, ranging from his work with the American Red Cross in Russia, to spending millions of dollars promoting the study and exploration of science at various Universities, to creating an arboretum state park in Arizona, to building a library in his hometown of Virginia City, Montana.  This presentation will focus on the highlights of William Boyce Thompson’s dense life and the legacy he left behind.

Christina Koch is the Assistant Librarian at Thompson-Hickman Madison County Library where she has worked for the last 8 years.  Originally from Denver, Christina is happy to call Virginia City home.  She worked tirelessly for five years, making the dream of building an addition onto the Thompson-Hickman Madison County Library in Virginia City a reality, that compliments the original structure.  During the summer months, Christina can also be found running the Virginia City Opera House with her husband, Bill Koch.

Admission is by donation and open to the public.


Bozeman Symphony Far Afield program featuring Bobcat Brass

Friday, September 14

 photo credit: Adrian Sanchez Gonzales-MSU

photo credit: Adrian Sanchez Gonzales-MSU

7pm

The Far Afield program, established in 1992, takes Bozeman Symphony chamber ensembles to rural communities to present free performances and share their musical perspectives.  Far Afield enables the audience to see, hear and feel the music being created live instead of through the media of television or radio.

The Bobcat Brass Trio, Sarah Stoneback (trumpet), Mike Nelson (horn), and Jeannie Little (trombone), are three of the principal brass musicians in the Bozeman Symphony. They are also the trumpet, horn and trombone professors at the Montana State University School of Music. This newly formed chamber ensemble presents a wide range of repertoire, from new music to the classics, works written specifically for the unique trio instrumentation, as well as works adapted from other settings. These consummate musicians bring to brass trio music a fantastic and innovative perspective in performance. But, equally important to the Bobcat Brass Trio are their outreach educational performances, where they emphasize music as a lifestyle. Catch a performance by this group, and you will hear exquisite and exciting works from Poulenc to Plog. With each presentation, the trio will entertain, educate and inspire. Enjoy!

ADMISSION IS BY DONATION AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.


Splendid Feast

Friday and Saturday, december 14 & 15, 2018

6:30-7pm - wassail social hour

7pm - Four-course feast

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The historic Virginia City home is beautifully decorated, inside and out, presenting a warm and comfortable venue for the capacity gathering to enjoy an evening of delicious food, splendid music, and wonderful fellowship.  

Tickets $50 

Call to make your reservation 406-843-5454

Credit cards accepted