Spring History Series Begins at Daly Mansion
Each spring, stories of the history of the Daly Mansion and the Bitterroot Valley are presented in four Saturday mornings at the spring Speaker Series at the mansion northeast of Hamilton. The free 10 a.m. presentations are in the mansion's trophy room, with limited seating, so please call the mansion and let them know you're coming. Their number is 363-6004 - 4#. Leave a message with how many will be in your group, so they can provide enough seating.
The series is listed below:
Saturday, March 14 - "What's In A Name" Bruce Gould will talk about how Bitterroot Valley places, towns and areas got their names.
Saturday, March 21 - "The Copper King's Racing Empire" Historian and horsewoman Brenda Wahler explains the reasons Marcus Daly and others created oval tracks and grandstands for horse racing in Montana, including in Hamilton.
Saturday, March 28 - "And Yet They Persisted" Historic interpreter Mary Jane Bradbury is coming back to Hamilton with a look at the suffragist movement that led to the 19th Amendment, establishing women's rights to vote.
Saturday, April 4 - "Margit Sigray: Love and Loss" Maureen Lischke has studied the Daly family personal letters and diaries, centering on World War II when Countess Margit was in Hungary and answering the question "who was Tommy?"