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Organization name: montana historical society
Division or office: Education Programs*
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BH-50614-14

Montana Historical Society (Helena, MT 59601-4514)
Kirby Lambert (Project Director: March 2014 to June 2016)
The Richest Hills: Mining in the Far West, 1862-1920

Two one-week workshops for seventy-two school teachers that connect the study of mines and mining in Montana to broad patterns of U.S. history.

This workshop addresses the contributions of western mining to the social and economic history of the United States through study of the different types of mining in four Montana towns. Lectures and discussions address such topics as the technological processes of mining; capital and labor in the mining industry; the architecture and commercial life of Bannack, Virginia City, Helena, and Butte; African-American, Jewish, and Chinese communities; and relations with Native Americans in the region. Project co-directors Kirby Lambert (Montana Historical Society [MHS]) and Paula Petrik (history, George Mason University) are joined by Robert Swartout (history, Carroll College), Ken Egan (literature, Humanities Montana), Fredric Quivik (industrial heritage and archaeology, Michigan Technological University), Nicholas Vrooman (Native American history, University of Montana), Andrea Stierle (biochemistry, Montana State University [MSU]), Mary Murphy (history, MSU), educator and Crow tribe member Shayne Doyle (Native American studies, MSU), independent filmmaker Pamela Roberts, and other local experts. Readings include selections from Montana: A History of Two Centuries (Michael Malone, et al.) and Montana: Stories of the Land (Krys Holmes), as well as scholarly chapters and articles, several by workshop faculty Petrik, Murphy, and Vrooman. The participants also use primary sources from MHS, including documents, maps, and photographs, as they develop teaching units.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$167,863 (approved)
$156,924 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 12/31/2015


BH-50510-12

Montana Historical Society (Helena, MT 59601-4514)
Kirby Lambert (Project Director: March 2012 to August 2014)
Paula E. Petrik (Co Project Director: August 2012 to August 2014)
The Richest Hills: Mining in the Far West, 1862-1920

Two one-week workshops for eighty school teachers that connect the study of mines and mining in Montana to broad patterns in U. S. history.

Two one-week workshops for eighty school teachers that connect the study of mines and mining in Montana to broad patterns in U. S. history. This workshop addresses the contribution of western mining to the social and economic history of the United States through the study of the different types of mining in four Montana towns. Lectures and discussions address such topics as the technological processes of mining; capital and labor in the mining industry; the architecture and commercial life of Bannack, Virginia City, Helena, and Butte; African-American, Jewish, and Chinese communities; and relations with Native Americans in the region. Project co-directors Kirby Lambert (Montana Historical Society [MHS]) and Paula Petrik (history, George Mason University) are joined by Robert Swartout (history, Carroll College), Ken Egan (literature, Humanities Montana), Fredric Quivik (industrial heritage and archaeology, Michigan Technological University), Ray Breuninger (geology, University of Montana), Mary Murphy (history, Montana State University), Nicholas Vrooman (Native American history, University of Montana), independent filmmaker Pamela Roberts, and other local experts. Readings include selections from Montana: A History of Two Centuries (Michael Malone et al.) and Montana: Stories of the Land (Krys Holmes), as well as scholarly chapters and articles, several by workshop faculty Petrik, Murphy, and Vrooman. The participants also use primary sources from MHS, including documents, maps, and photographs, as they develop teaching units.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$191,910 (approved)
$191,910 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Funding details:
Original grant (2012) $179,910
Supplement (2013) $12,000


BH-50363-10

Montana Historical Society (Helena, MT 59601-4514)
Paula E. Petrik (Project Director: March 2010 to June 2012)
Richard Sims (Co Project Director: March 2010 to October 2010)
Kirby Lambert (Co Project Director: October 2010 to June 2012)
The Richest Hills: Mining in the Far West, 1865-1920

Two one-week Landmarks workshops for eighty school teachers on gold, silver, and copper mining in the American West, with visits to Virginia City, Helena, and Butte, Montana.

Using Montana as a case study, the workshop, The Richest Hills: Mining in the Far West, 1865-1920, will utilize three significant landmark sites--Virginia City, Helena, and Butte, Montana--to explore placer gold mining, silver mining, and industrial copper mining, as they relate to the issues of racial and cultural diversity in the West, the built environment and its relationship to the industry of mining, the relationship between capital and labor in the mining industry, and finally the importance of mining to the industrialization of America.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$179,998 (approved)
$179,998 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2010 – 12/31/2011


EE-50078-04

Montana Historical Society (Helena, MT 59601-4514)
Kristin Gallas (Project Director: October 2003 to September 2006)
Linda Wruck (Project Director: September 2006 to October 2007)
The Big Picture: Montana in the 20th Century

A materials development project to create twelve 15-minute DVDs and a companion website on 20th-century Montana history for use in middle and high school classrooms.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Teaching and Learning Resources and Curriculum Development

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$197,094 (approved)
$197,094 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2004 – 5/31/2007