Handraised the Historic Barns of Montana
with Chere Jiusto-Executive director of Montana Preservation Alliance and Christine Brown Outreach and Education Director at MPA
Kicking off the Gallatin History Museum's newest project, The Gallatin Agricultural Heritage Project we are excited to bring Handraised: The Historic Barns of Montana by Chere' Juisto and Christine Brown to the Hager Auditorium MOR for the GHM Monthly Speaker Series.
The historic barns of Montana are a threatened part of our heritage. To capture their history and encourage their preservation, Chere Jiusto, Christine Brown and photographer Tom Ferris collaborated on the award-winning book Hand Raised: Historic Barns of Montana, released by Montana Historical Society Press in 2011. Chere Jiusto and Christine Brown have dedicated their careers to preserving Montana’s historic places, as director and education director with the Montana Preservation Alliance. MPA championed this decade-long project, which traces the agricultural history of Big Sky Country and celebrates the craftsmanship that went into building these icons of rural life. This conversation includes an overview of Montana’s barn-building history, stunning photographs of barns from across the state, and the stories attached to some of Montana’s most memorable, photogenic, and historic barns.
Thank you to Humanities Montana and Museum of the Rockies for partnering with us for this great evening.