One Way History: Bozeman’s Historic East Mendenhall Street

Dates: May 28, 2020

Meets: Thurs. 10:00 - 11:30 AM: Webex Webinar - Live

Location: Online

Cost: $0.00
Registration Only: $0.00

Crystal Alegria, director of The Extreme History Project, will present "One Way History: Bozeman’s Historic East Mendenhall Street." The Extreme History Project is a nonprofit that brings history to the public in fun, engaging and relevant ways.

Alegria will discuss the history and lore of East Mendenhall Street by traveling virtually down the one-way street. Participants will learn about Bozeman’s red-light district and East Side School (now Hawthorne Elementary School), as well as notable characters such as the Frazier family, Madam Libbie Hayes and long-time resident Fannie Woodson. She will illustrate this fascinating history with photos, historic maps and oral history accounts of this stretch of historic East Mendenhall Street. 


Fee:   $0.00


Crystal Alegria

Crystal Alegria has worked in the field of public history and archaeology education for last twenty years at a variety of museums and heritage organizations. She co-founded the Extreme History Project in 2012 with colleague Marsha Fulton and has helped build the organization into an award-winning nonprofit that engages the public in history through walking tours, a lecture series, workshops, oral history, preservation projects and other unique historical programming. Alegria serves on Bozeman’s Historic Preservation Advisory Board and is a founding member of the Bozeman Historic Preservation Advocacy Group. She has written numerous articles and blogs on various topics relating to Montana history. In 2018, she was named an “Extraordinary Ordinary Women of Montana State University.” She has a B.S. in Anthropology and M.A. in History from Montana State University.


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