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Wednesday, April 18 • 11:30am - 1:30pm
Lunch and Keynote Address

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The Big Sky GeoCon Planning Committee is pleased to announce Historian Dr. Ellen Baumler as keynote speaker! Keeping in line with our theme (More Than Maps), Ellen will provide a uinique perspective on how maps tell history, keep history alive, and how they really are 'More Than Just Maps'!

Ellen Baumler has been the interpretive historian at the Montana Historical Society since 1992. She received her PhD in English, classics, and history from the University of Kansas. She is a longtime member of the Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau and a 2011 recipient of the Governor’s Award for the Humanities. She was the co-curator of the society’s recent award-winning Chinese exhibit, “Forgotten Pioneers.” Ellen has composed hundreds of signs for Montana’s historic sites, created walking tours for diverse audiences, and taught in classrooms across Montana. A popular speaker and storyteller, she is an award-winning author of 11 books and dozens of articles on historical topics. Ellen especially delights in sharing Helena’s lesser known history with audiences of all ages.

Ellen was also a contributor to the Helena Walking App. The app provides an interactive way to explore and learn about Helena’s history and architecture. Ellen wrote the content associated to the images within the app!

Books:
Montana Place Names From Alzada to Zortman: A Montana Historical Society Guide
Helena – The Town That Gold Built
Girl from the Gulches: The Story of Mary Ronan
Ghosts of the Last Best Place
Haunted Helena: Montana’s Queen City Ghosts
Spirit Tailings: Ghost Tales from Virginia City, Butte, and Helena
Beyond Spirit Tailings: Montana’s Mysteries, Ghosts, and Haunted Places
Montana Moments: History on the Go
More Montana Moments
Dark Spaces: Montana’s Historic Penitentiary at Deer Lodge
Montana Chillers: 13 True Tales of Ghosts and Hauntings
Lost Places, Hidden Treasures

Speakers
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Ellen Baumler

Ellen Baumler has been the interpretive historian at the Montana Historical Society since 1992. She received her PhD in English, classics, and history from the University of Kansas. She is a longtime member of the Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau and a 2011 recipient of the... Read More →



Wednesday April 18, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom