Beau Linnell, a junior at West High, didn’t realize just how much he’d learn about hate crimes in Billings when he started a class project earlier this year looking at the impact of the town’s stand against such crimes 20 years ago.
Montana PBS producer Ben Skudlarek teaches students how to operate a video camera during a class at the Billings Public Library.
Montana PBS’ Chris Seifert works with students during a brainstorming session at the Western Heritage Center.
Chris Seifert, director of educational services for Montana PBS, teaches students how to conduct an interview during a class at the Billings Public Library. The students will interview people involved in the Not In Our Town movement.
None of them was born yet when it happened, but a group of West High students will play an important role in the celebration of a historic stand against hate crimes in Billings 20 years ago.
The Community Storytelling Partnership is a collaboration among the Western Heritage Center, Montana PBS, Billings Public Schools and the Billings Public Library.
The Skyview High School Choir, under the direction of Amy Logan, joins the internationally renowned composer-conductor Tim Janis for Montana PBS’ annual “Celebrate America Montana” special.
MontanaPBS is presenting three free screenings of the made-in-Montana documentary “Fort Peck Dam.” It will also be shown on June 24 at 7 p.m. on Montana PBS.
Telling the story in one hour of the herculean effort it took to redirect the longest river in the U.S. and construct the Fort Peck Dam was a challenge for filmmaker Scott Sterling.
Beer signs line a street in the east side business district of Wheeler, one of the boomtowns that cropped up during construction of Fort Peck Dam. But it wasn’t all rough and rowdy, as the documentary on Montana PBS reveals.
A worker from the Fort Peck Dam construction project takes a break in a photo from the 1930s.
Workers service the cutting head on one of four massive dredges during construction of the Fort Peck Dam, a six-year-long Public Works Administration project that brought a badly needed economic boost to Montana during the Great Depression.
The powerhouses at Fort Peck Dam bring an industrial dominance to the prairie landscape in Valley County, Montana, in a photograph by Scott Sterling. The dam is the subject of a documentary airing on Montana PBS.
The Fort Peck Dam is shown near completion in a 1938 photograph, but just days later a landslide took out part of the dam, killing seven workers at the site and creating a near panic in camps below.
'Fort Peck Dam' is showing tonight at the Babcock Theatre.
Compiled from thousands of archival photographs and hours of film mixed with modern footage, a new historical documentary titled “Fort Peck Dam” will be broadcast on Monday at 8 p.m. on MontanaPBS and will repeat on May 24 at 7 p.m.
Suggestions from the Enjoy Bloggers on events and activities to attend this week:
The Alex Nauman Organ Trio is closing this season’s run of “11th and Grant” on Montana PBS with a Feb. 23 broadcast.
Rimrock Opera Co. is presenting "Handkerchiefs: The Artful Little Squares of History," an afternoon tea program at 2 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Marketplace 3301 in the former Holiday Furniture location, 3301 First Ave. N.