There’s only one left in 2017, so mark your calendars. The Western Heritage Center’s High Noon Lecture Series is free to the public.
Above, a crowd listens to a lecture at the center in 2015 by Chrysti Smith, who is Chrysti the Word Smith on NPR Radio.
On Dec. 21, Community Historian Elisabeth DeGrenier will present on Billings city parks and their role in local civic life for more than a century. The talk will touch on city planning, political influences and an early-day female landscape architect who, quite literally, helped shape the city.
The talk takes place at noon on Dec. 21 at the Western Heritage Center, 2922 Montana Ave. The Heritage Center will close to the public in January and February, with the free noon-time lectures to begin again in March 2018.
Regular admission to the Heritage Center is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and $1 for children younger than 12. Members receive free entrance.