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Montana, 1917: Time of Trouble, Time of Change

Friday, August 25, 2017 10:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Montana Historical Society will be holding its 44th annual history conference on September 21-23, 2017 in Helena, Montana. Registration closed September 15

To learn more, visit To receive a copy of the full conference program contact Joy Lewis at 406-444-1799 or email

 The conference features workshops for educators and genealogists, sessions on a wide range of topics, and keynote presentations. Sessions will look at both those who supported WWI and those who opposed it. Presentations will cover themes ranging from the contributions of African-American Montanans and U.S. Forest Service fighting overseas to the involvement of women on the home front and in Europe to the Montana Sedition Act and gun registry created by the Montana Council of Defense. Other speakers will discuss issues that helped define life during this time period but weren’t directly tied to the war, including gambling laws and Prohibition.

Western History Association

University of Kansas | History Department

1445 Jayhawk Blvd. | 3650 Wescoe Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045 | 785-864-0860 

The WHA is located in the Department of History at the University of Kansas. The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!