A Visual History of Montana’s Wilderness Displayed at UM

September 08, 2014

MISSOULA – The Mansfield Center, in partnership with the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections at the University of Montana, will host an exhibit on the storied past of Montana’s wilderness. The exhibit, “Celebrating the Past 50 Years of Wilderness in Montana” will be displayed Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 10-12, in the University Center Ballroom. The exhibit is part of the Mansfield Center’s Fall 2014 Mansfield Conference.

The exhibit features both historic and contemporary photos and documents showcasing the people, organizations and legislation that collectively have drawn the borders of Montana’s wilderness as it exists today. In addition, the exhibit is meant to give voice to the landscapes that are central to Montana’s wilderness story, organizers said. 

“Conference attendees will have an opportunity to admire the vast beauty of Montana’s varied landscapes and be inspired to do the work that will ensure their future,” said Michal Helman, Mansfield Ethics and Public Affairs Program project coordinator.

For more information on the conference, visit http://www.umt.edu/ethics/events/wilderness-conference/default.php, call Helman at 734-834-6485 or email michal.helman@umontana.edu.



Contact: Michal Helman, project coordinator, Mansfield Ethics and Public Affairs Program, 734-834-6485, michal.helman@umontana.edu.