Deliverance Mary Fields with Miantae Metcalf McConnell
Beginning on Sunday, January 13th, at 2:00pm and continuing every other week through February 24th, the Museum at Central School in Kalispell presents four unique and engaging speakers.
The 17th annual speaker series features programs on the Lewis and Clark Expedition; the 1917 Speculator-Granite Mountain mining disaster; Mary Fields, the first female African American Star Route mail carrier in the United States; and the truth behind the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown.
A 2018 choice for the Oprah Book Club, Deliverance tells the true story of Mary Fields, a determined former slave who braved the harsh Montana Rockies on a journey to rescue a dying friend, helping all of those around her as she set up a new life for herself in the American West. Just in time for Black History Month, author Miantae Metcalf McConnell visits the Museum to share her research methods and more stories about this remarkable woman.
Tickets for Museum members are $20 for the series of all four, or $6 for any single event. General public tickets are $30 for the series, or $9 for any single event. Tickets are available at the Museum, Monday through Friday, 10 to 5, or at the door before each event. Last year's Series broke attendance records, so advanced purchase is recommended. Call 406-756-8381 for more information.