A Social History of Montana's Hot Springs
Instructor: Jeff Birkby
Schedule: Tuesday, 8/11/2020 , 3:00 PM
Location: Online, Zoom
Jeff Birkby will discuss the social history of Montana's hot springs from early use of pools by Montana's Tribal people to the grandiose elegance of the Broadwater near Helena. The author of A Consumer's Guide to Geothermal Energy in Montana, Montana's Hotsprings, and other books on western hot springs, Jeff will discuss the development and social history of Montana's hot springs, showing the role that these geothermal features have played in Montana's history. His presentation will include stories from the past and present, using archival photos, historical and on-the-ground research, and personal interviews.