Sunday, February 1, 2015

Want to Come to Montana?

Disclaimer:  I am biased I love Montana.  It is rich in history and raw beauty.  I always want to share its wonder.

I also want to share information about an opportunity to come visit and learn about part of this great state.   This summer the Montana Historical Society is organizing 2 sessions for teachers.  Did I mention there is a stipend.

Check it out-

Please help us spread the word!

K-12 teachers are invited to apply to become NEH Summer Scholars and attend the six-day workshop, “The Richest Hills: Mining and the Far West.”

Join “Richest Hills” to travel to five distinctive mining communities, each of which express a rich historic fabric: Bannack, Virginia City, Helena, Butte, and Anaconda. Through lectures, tours, and hands-on learning activities, Summer Scholars will explore the development of placer gold mining, hard rock silver mining, and industrial copper mining; the racial and ethnic diversity of the mining West; mining’s impact on American Indians; mining’s environmental effects; and the relationship between capital and labor in mining communities. 

As you explore the dynamic geographies and histories of mining in Montana, you will interact with workshop presenters who have been chosen for their expertise in Montana’s social, political, architectural, industrial, and ethnic history as well as with other exceptional educators from across the United States.

Session 1: July 12, 2015 – July 18, 2015
Session 2July 26, 2015 – August 1, 2015

Applications must be postmarked no later than March 2, 2015.

NEH Summer Scholars will be granted a $1,200 stipend, from which they will need to pay for their meals, lodging, and travel to and from Helena, Montana. Graduate credits are available through Montana State University-Northern.

More details on workshop and application process are available at

For questions, contact Deb Mitchell at or 406-444-4789.

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Montana Historical Society.