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MHS Free Second Saturday Features History of Montana Black Cowboys

Friday, February 3, 2017/Categories: Montana Historical Society/Tags:

Contact: Tom Cook 406-444-1645  Release: Receipt

HISTORY OF BLACK COWBOYS RIDES AT MHS FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH

                Black cowboys road the Montana range and were part of the settling of the West.

                The Montana Historical Society’s free ” Second Saturday (Feb. 11) will feature “African American’s and Montana Equine Heritage,” a free program presented by Helena’s own black historian Alan Thompson at 1:30 p.m. in the MHS auditorium.

Thompson will share stories, images and artifacts from African American cowboys from Montana and the Pacific Northwest in celebration of Black History Month. Thompson has researched African American horseman including the famed Buffalo Soldiers who served at many early forts in Montana after the Civil War.

Admission is free from 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. at MHS every second Saturday of the month with drawings for door prizes in partnership with the Helena Community Credit Union. Admission to the Original Governor’s Mansion is also free with tours on the hour from noon to

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