Re-creating and Experiencing the History of Gallatin Valley Through Ferroequinology

Dates: November 10, 2022

Meets: Th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Belgrade Community Library

Cost: $0.00
None Entered: $0.00

This presentation will explore how the railway system has shaped the history of the Gallatin Valley. The speaker will also discuss how this history can be recreated and experienced through the multifaceted hobby of model railroading. Throughout Montana's history, the railroad system had ties to every major industry, including early tourism in Yellowstone, mining, agriculture, coal extraction and logging. Trains have been integral in the operation and success of the various ways organizations have tapped into Montana's rich resources.

Refreshments at 5:30 p.m.

This collaborative community event is presented by OLLI at MSU and the Belgrade Community Library, with sponsorship by First Interstate Bank, and is free and open to the public.

There is a 50-person registration cap. Advance registration is recommended but walk-ins are welcome.

Fee:   $0.00

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Belgrade Community Library

106 N Broadway
Belgrade, MT 59714

Craig Ehlert

Craig Ehlert is a former professor in the College of Business at MSU and taught there for 19 years. He is a model railroad enthusiast and railroad historian, a true ferroequinologist.

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