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Monday, October 03, 2016
Speaking in Stevensville, Montana This Saturday 10/8
I'll be headed to Montana later this week to speak at Stevensville Lodge No. 28 this Saturday evening (October 8th). Stevensville is about 45 minutes south of Missoula, and the lodge is located at 300 Church Street. The evening begins at 7:00 PM, and is open to everyone who'd like to come out - not just Masons.
Tickets cost $20 and include dinner. To reserve, please contact Brother Kim Bowman as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will have a few of my books available, but only what I can carry on the plane with me.
Historic Stevensville is recognized as the first permanent white settlement in what would become Montana, almost 50 years before statehood was granted. It's fair to say that Montana began here. St. Mary's Mission was established in 1841 by Jesuits who had been invited to settle there by Iroquois and Salish representatives sent to both St. Louis and Iowa in the late 1830s. The Iroquois had previously encountered the "Black Robes" among fur traders, and desired the missionaries' knowledge of agriculture, medicine, and Christianity. A trading post and fort were also established in Stevensville in 1841, and reconstructed versions of Ft. Owen and the Mission both stand in the town today.
Looking forward to being there!