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 on a Thursday at the Western Heritage Center, except where noted (2023)
March 16 – Birthing the West: Mothers & Midwives in the Rockies and Plains presented by Jennifer Hill, assistant teaching professor of American Studies at Montana State University.
April 20 – Chinese 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. Sponsored by Bernie Rose
May 18 –Looking 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. Sponsored by Michelle and Conrad Caron.
June 15 – Indigenous peoples in Yellowstone National Park: Making Meaning and Medicine in the Land of the Burning Ground. presented by Dr. Shane Doyle. Sponsored by Billings Community Foundation.
June 22 – Montana Moth Project. presented by Marian Lyman-Kirst
July 20 – William Henry Jackson and Thomas Moran: An Artistic Friendship Forged in Yellowstone. presented by Dr. Ashlea Espinal.
Sponsored by Billings Community Foundation
August 17 – Montana’s Visionary Mayor: Willard E Fraser by Lou Mandler, author.
September 21 – Disease History in Montana Livestock and Ranching presented by Kerri Clement.
October 19 – History of St. Vincent Healthcare, panel discussion.
November 16 – Photography of Larry Mayer presented by Larry Mayer, photojournalist