Our public speaker programs are live-streamed and recorded by Community Seven TV and are available through Vimeo at Community Seven TV.

High Noon 12PM at the Western Heritage Center, except where noted (2023)

March 16Birthing the West: Mothers & Midwives in the Rockies and Plains presented by Jennifer Hill, assistant teaching professor of American Studies at Montana State University.

April 20Chinese in Montana presented by Mark Johnson, professor at University of Notre Dame.
-Talk focuses on the experiences of Chinese residents in Billings, examining the pressures they faced, how they advocated for their rights, and how they fought to keep their culture alive in an often hostile environment.

May 18Looking for Culinary Creativity in Montana’s Historic Kitchens presented by Mary Murphy, a Distinguished Professor of History at Montana State University Bozeman and the Director of the Ivan Doig Center for the Study of the Lands and Peoples of the North American West
-Montana’s community cookbooks, where local people are contributing recipes, is a way to get a picture of the women in a community.

June 15History of Indigenous peoples in Yellowstone National Park presented by Dr. Shane Doyle

July 20The Crossroads of Art, Science, and Conservation in Early Yellowstone presented by Susan F. Barnett.
Sponsored by Billings Community Foundation

August 17Montana’s Visionary Mayor: Willard E Fraser by Lou Mandler, author

September 21Disease History in Montana Livestock and Ranching presented by Kerri Clement

October 19History of St. Vincent Healthcare, panel discussion

November 16Photography of Larry Mayer presented by Larry Mayer, photojournalist