History of Remarkable Montana Woman Groudbreaker Daphne Bugbee Jones - news.mt.gov

State of Montana NewsRoom

Montana Government News


History of Remarkable Montana Woman Groudbreaker Daphne Bugbee Jones

Thursday, February 18, 2016/Categories: Montana Historical Society/Tags:


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


                The Friends of the Montana Historical Society have a buy four get one free deal for history buffs as part of their annual brown bag March Lecture Series that will celebrate Women’s History Month.

                Programs are at noon each Wednesday of the month with the first one Wednesday (March 2) presented by University of Montana Professor Rafael Chacon, “The Grand Dame: Montana Modernist Daphne Bugbee Jones.”

                Jones was a WWII naval officer, state legislator, delegate to Montana’s  1972 Constitutional Convention, community organizer, environmentalist  and a person filled with the joy of life. She also was a pioneering modernist architect and the first post-WWII woman to study at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design under Walter Gropius, the exiled founder of the famous German Bauhaus school of architecture.

                The homes she designed in Missoula are revolutionary examples of modernist design. Her life is one of overcoming the difficulties professional women faced in the pas-war period.

                Tickets are $5 at the door at the MHS Museum auditorium, or $20 for all five Wednesday programs. Seating is limited, so contact Katie White at 406-444-9553 to reserve tickets or email kwhite@mt.gov.

                The other March Lecture Series programs are:

                March 9 – “Women Doing Time at Deer Lodge,” by MHS Interpretive Historian Ellen Baumler.

                March 16 – “Montana Women – A Piano Journey,” by Helena pianist David Ewer.

                March 23 – “Resilience: Women of the First Nation,” by Native American scholar Laura Ferguson.

                March 30 – “History of Montana Madams,” by Helena author Nann Parrett.



Number of views (4585)/Comments (0)

Please login or register to post comments.