Exhibit Opening: Waiting for the Earth to Move

Exhibit Opening: Waiting for the Earth to Move

At a time of political and cultural turbulence, the 1890s Ghost Dance offered hope to the downtrodden tribes of the American Southwest and Plains. It promised Native Americans an escape from the oppression of white settlers and the federal government. They looked forward to a cataclysmic renewal of the earth that would herald the return of the bison and the resurrection of their ancestors.

Yellowstone County Museum's new exhibit features the Larry Williams Ghost Dance Collection, the largest assemblage of Ghost Dance objects on display in the world. The evocative imagery of Ghost Dancers' clothing and regalia captures both their pain and their anticipation of a better future.

Join us on Saturday, February 18th as we celebrate this new exhibit with a reception.

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Explorations and Discoveries of George Bird Grinnell
1:00pm 1:00pm

Explorations and Discoveries of George Bird Grinnell

The great West that George Bird Grinnell first encountered in 1870 as a 21-year-old man was shortly to disappear before his eyes. Nobody was quicker to sense the desecration or was more eloquent in crusading against the poachers, the hide-hunters, and the disengaged U.S. Congress than George Bird Grinnell, the “Father of American Conservation.”

Grinnell founded the first Audubon Society, co-founded the Boone and Crockett Club with Teddy Roosevelt, and led the effort to establish Glacier National Park. Audiences will travel back in time to the 19th century, listening to Grinnell’s own words as taken from his field journals, memoirs, personal correspondence, and newspaper editorials. Presented by Hugh Grinnell. 

Join us at the museum, where history, entertainment, and refreshments await you! No admission fee.

Parking is available at museum or airport short term lot (bring parking pass into museum for validation).

This event is presented in collaboration with Humanities Montana. For more information on supporting this organization, please visit http://www.humanitiesmontana.org/donate/whygive.php

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