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The Richest Hills: Mining in the Far West, 1865-1920 -NEH Landmarks of HIstory and Culture Workshop for Schoolteachers

Attention K-12 Educators! This summer the Montana Historical Society will host a National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for Schoolteachers.

Join us in the Treasure State for in-depth, intensive exploration and study. We will examine the mining history of the American West and its relevance to today’s classroom. Two sessions will be offered--July 11-16 and July 18-23. Each week, 40 educators from across the country will join with university professors and public historians to investigate the cultural legacies and rich historical resources of Virginia/Nevada Cities, Butte, and Helena, Montana. Faculty members include Dr. Paula Petrik (George Mason University); Dr. Ellen Baumler (Montana Historical Society); Dr. Mary Murphy (Montana State University); and Dr. Robert Swartout (Carroll College).

Participants will receive a $1,200 stipend from NEH, which they can use to help defray travel expenses.

The deadline for applying is March 1, 2011. For more information and application materials visit: or email

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