Friday, February 8, 2013

As I've mentioned in previous posts, this summer the Montana Historical Society will host a National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for Schoolteachers.

Consider applying to attend this in-depth, intensive exploration and study of "The Richest Hills: Mining in the Far West, 1860-1920." The workshop will examine the mining history of the American West and its relevance to today’s classroom. Two sessions will be offered—July 14-20 and July 28-August 3. Each week, 40 educators from across the country will join with university professors and public historians to investigate the cultural legacies and rich historical resources of Bannack, Virginia/Nevada Cities, Butte, and Helena, Montana. Faculty members include Dr. Paula Petrik (George Mason University); Dr. Ellen Baumler (Montana Historical Society); and Dr. Mary Murphy (Montana State University.)

Participants will receive a $1,200 stipend from NEH, which they can use to help defray travel expenses.

The deadline for applying is March 4, 2013. For more information and application materials visit: http://www.archiva.net/richesthills/index.html or email dmitchell@mt.gov.

For a complete listing of other Landmark workshops visit http://www.neh.gov/projects/landmarks-school.html


  1. If you need any help organizing things in Butte, let me know - rigibson@earthlink.net (tour guide, etc.) www.buttehistory.blogspot.com