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GHS/GHM Annual Spring Meeting and Program

  • Gallatin County Courthouse 317 West Main Bozeman MT (map)

Please join the Gallatin Historical Society/Gallatin History Museum Saturday April 27th at 1:00pm in the 3rd Floor Community Room at the Gallatin County Courthouse for our Annual Spring Meeting and Program with a reception to follow at the museum.

Executive Director Cindy Shearer will be giving a brief state of the society presentation followed by a fun and entertaining program by Humanities Montana performer/historian Neal Lewing entitled, “Gary Cooper : First, Last, and Always.”

Personifying the ideal American male, Gary Cooper, above all, was most concerned with integrity; his roles reflected those personal views. This nostalgic reintroduction to one of Hollywood's most endearing and enduring actors recreates memorable moments, from his first silent films to his dramatic last days, through the written words he spoke. Underscored by music and socio-economic history of his day, this program not only illuminates Montana’s favorite actor but also 20th century America.

 Neal Lewing is an actor, singer/songwriter, recording artist, playwright, poet, storyteller, author and historian. Managing Director of the Port Polson Players theatre, Neal served as Musical Advisor to the Custer Reenactment in Hardin, and a term on the Montana Arts Council; he also performs with the popular Montana ShamRockers. His mother’s infatuation with Gary Cooper greatly influenced his career, including the acclaimed full-length musical, Three Voices – A Musical Celebration of the Lives and Times of Gary Cooper, Jeannette Rankin and Nat King Cole, which has toured the region extensively.

This program is free and open to the public and made possible by a grant from Humanities Montana.