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Jan
27
Sunday
Jan
27
Sun
The Speculator Mining Disaster of 1917 with Doug AmmonsEducation :: Lecture
The Speculator Mining Disaster of 1917 with Doug Ammons
2:00 PM
The Museum at Central School
Description:
Beginning on Sunday, January 13th, at 2:00pm and continuing every other week through February 24th, the Museum at Central School in Kalispell presents four unique and engaging speakers.

The 17th annual series features programs on the Lewis and Clark Expedition; the 1917 Speculator-Granite Mountain mining disaster; Mary Fields, the first female African American Star Route mail carrier in the United States; and the truth behind the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown.

The Speculator-Granite Mountain was the largest hard rock mining disaster in American history, killing 168 men in Butte, Montana in June, 1917. But when told by author and psychologist Doug Ammons, it is actually a story of the resilience of the human spirit when men are suddenly thrust into life and death situations far beyond their control.

Tickets for Museum members are $20 for the series of all four, or $6 for any single event. General public tickets are $30 for the series, or $9 for any single event. Tickets are available at the Museum, Monday through Friday, 10 to 5, or at the door before each event. Last year's Series broke attendance records, so advanced purchase is recommended. Call 406-756-8381 for more information
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: The Museum at Central School
Address: 124 2nd Avenue East Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 756-8381

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