FVCC to Host Free Lecture on Early Travelers to Glacier, Waterton

Historian and author Sharon Randolph will share stories from early travelers as they journeyed into the wilderness

By Beacon Staff
Snowmelt rushes through Jackson Creek before dumping into Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park on March 27, 2015. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

The Flathead Valley Community College Continuing Education Center will host “Wild Stories of Early Traveler Journeys to Glacier and Waterton,” a free lecture for the community Oct. 13.

Historian and author Sharon Randolph will share stories from early travelers as they journeyed into the wilderness of what later became Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Travelers, including Native Americans, explorers, prospectors and homesteaders, and their experiences through the wilds of the Northern Rockies by foot and horseback will be highlighted.

Randolph is the author of the four-volume series, “Connecting Us to the Sun,” and her story is featured in the book, “A View inside Glacier National Park, 100 Years, 100 Stories.” Randolph has taught history classes on Glacier National Park through the FVCC’s Senior Institute and Continuing Education programs.

Open to the public, the event will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the large community room in the Arts & Technology building on the college’s Kalispell campus.

For more information, contact the FVCC Continuing Education Center at 756-3832 or ceinfo@fvcc.edu.

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