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Upcoming Events at Extreme History!

Posted: November 5, 2021 by extremehistory in Uncategorized

Extreme History Puzzle Exchange:
November 13 from 3pm to 5pm – The Great Puzzle Exchange! Do you love to put together puzzles during the holidays – we sure do! If you have puzzles you would like to exchange, come on in to Extreme History Headquarters (234 E. Mendenhall) and drop off your gently used puzzles and pick out a new one for free!

A Book Reading/Signing Event:
November 16 at 6pm – Murder & Mayhem in Gallatin County: A Book Reading/Signing with Kelly Hartman. At Extreme History we like to say History Isn’t Pretty, and that sums up Kelly’s new book. Quiet fields broken by gunfire, the splash of a body dropping into the Madison River, cries for help cut off into silence and the grim last words spoken on the gallows all color the bloody history of Gallatin County. Cut-and-dried murder charges, unsolved cases and questionable accusations all paint the picture of law enforcement in and around early Bozeman. From the gruesome to the mysterious, sordid accounts of robbery, crimes of passion and fatal self-defense fill the annals of the historic county jail. Gallatin History Museum curator Kelly Suzanne Hartman chronicles each tale, allowing the reader to follow along the path of the investigations and the pursuit for justice. Join us at Extreme History Headquarters (234 E. Mendenhall) on November 16 at 6pm for a book reading/signing event with Kelly Hartman. Masks are encouraged.

Gift and Book Shop Events:
November 27 from 12pm to 5pm – Extreme History Book Shop Sale – Start your holiday shopping early and join us for Small Business Saturday and enjoy a buy one, get one of equal or lesser value sale on our specially curated used history books. At Extreme History Headquarters (234 E. Mendenhall).

December 4 from 3pm to 6pm – Join us for our annual Victorian Holiday Market where you can shop early for all the history-lovers in your family. Join us at Extreme History Headquarters for this annual open house event, visit with our board members, have a cup of hot chocolate and browse the unique offerings in our gift shop, the book shop and exhibits.

A Halloween Walking Tour!

Posted: October 18, 2021 by extremehistory in Uncategorized

With Halloween on a Sunday this year, we thought it would be a great opportunity to do a walking tour through Bozeman’s historic Sunset Hills Cemetery on October 31 at 4pm! Join us for a stroll through historic Sunset Hills Cemetery on All Hallows’ Eve with tour guide, Jessica Jones. Step back in time as you walk through this historic graveyard, learning about mysterious local legends, spooky folklore, and local history. Keep watch because you may catch a glimpse of a spirit or two, drifting through the headstones. Meet Jessica at the cemetery gates located at the south side of Lindley Park a few minutes before 4pm. Space is limited so secure tickets early. For tickets click here.

Ghosts of Bozeman’s Past: Cemetery Walking Tours

Posted: October 6, 2021 by extremehistory in Uncategorized

We’re excited to offer a few more historic walking tours of Sunset Hills Cemetery on October 10th, 17th, and 24th at 4pm. Set atop a peaceful overlook, Bozeman’s historic Sunset Hills Cemetery offers a panoramic view of downtown while each evening’s sunset reflects the nature of its quiet inhabitants. The early residents of Bozeman laid their love ones to rest in this sanctified ground overlooking the town that their toil and labor helped establish. Bozeman’s early movers and shakers rest here along with others whose stories make up the town’s historical narrative. Join us for a tour of Sunset Hills Cemetery and learn the fascinating history of early Bozeman. Click here to reserve tickets.

History After Dark!

Posted: August 29, 2021 by extremehistory in Uncategorized

Dear Friends,
We are disappointed to announce that we are cancelling our History After Dark event, originally scheduled for October 15th, due to the rise in Gallatin Valley Covid cases. Our community is important to us and we want to do everything we can to keep everyone, including our Extreme History volunteers, safe and healthy. If you have already purchased a ticket, you will receive a refund.
Thank you for your support and please look for our future events as the Covid situation stabilizes.

As the days get shorter and there is a touch of fall in the air – our thoughts at Extreme History turn to History After Dark! Join us for this self-guided walking tour that brings Bozeman’s past to life! On Friday, October 15, some of Bozeman’s notorious citizens will return from the grave to share their stories with the public. Participants will walk the dark streets of downtown Bozeman, hearing tales of horrific murders, gruesome hangings, and salacious madams from the mouths of the dead themselves. Tours will kick off at 7pm from The Extreme History Project headquarters located at 234 E. Mendenhall. Tickets are limited so purchase early! CLICK HERE TO SECURE A TICKET! For more information or questions, send us an email at!

Join us on Saturday, July 17 from noon to 5pm for the Grand Opening of The Extreme History Project Book Shop! Within the Extreme History headquarters, we have dedicated a room to used books that focus on history. We have a large selection of Montana and western history, along with some great historical fiction. Books range in price from $4 to $12. We are located at 234 E. Mendenhall. Stop by on Saturday, July 17th and find some summer history reading!

Walking Tours Start May 28!

Posted: May 17, 2021 by extremehistory in Uncategorized
Elizabeth Noonan giving our Gracious Gables historic walking tour

We are excited to kick off our 2021 historic walking tour season on Memorial Day weekend! Starting May 28th, we’ll be offering nine historic walking tours including our Murders, Madams, and Mediums: Bozeman’s Dark Side, our popular Ghosts of Bozeman’s Past cemetery tour, and our Business and Pleasure: Bozeman’s Historic Red Light District tour, just to name a few. Our tours are full of fascinating Bozeman and Montana history you won’t want to miss! To secure your spot on a tour, visit our Eventbrite page by clicking here and book a tour today!

Give Big for History!

Posted: May 6, 2021 by extremehistory in Uncategorized

It is that time of year again, time to Give Big! Please consider adding The Extreme History Project to your giving list this year.

We need history and a connection to our community’s past now more than ever. By understanding where we’ve been, we can better understand what’s happening today. Help us continue our mission to make history relevant. Contributions big and small are welcome and go a long way in helping us to provide you with quality historical programming, bringing history alive.

Together we can tell the story of our place, not only the traditional narrative but one that includes all the voices in the story. We ask for your support and we thank you for giving big to history. It’s easy, just follow this link. Thank you for your support of The Extreme History Project and Give Big.

Click here to view our 3-minute video about why we think history is important! 

The Dirt on the Past!

Posted: March 9, 2021 by extremehistory in Uncategorized
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Have you had a chance to check out our new podcast, The Dirt on the Past? If not, be sure to have a listen and subscribe wherever you find your podcasts. If you would like to listen from our website, click here. We interview archaeologists, historians, and other heritage professionals about their research and why it matters today. Thanks and hope you can join us for more . . . Dirt on the Past!

Thank You!

Posted: December 18, 2020 by extremehistory in Uncategorized

Dear Friends of The Extreme History Project,

Like everyone, The Extreme History Project has been faced with many challenges because of Covid-19. Unable to provide our usual full range of programming due to safety concerns, we made adjustments to our walking tours in keeping with mandated restrictions, continued to provide our lecture series via Zoom instead of in person, and introduced several new and informative events to support our educational mission.

This year the nation commemorated the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women voting rights. To highlight this pivotal legislation, we displayed an exhibit detailing the suffrage movement, curated another exhibit providing a snapshot of historic reproductive and contraceptive practices during the 19th century west, and facilitated a committee called The 19th Amendment: Expanding the Arc of the Suffrage Story, a coordinated effort of individuals and organizations in the Gallatin Valley who worked to change the narrative of the women’s suffrage story including the histories of indigenous women and women of color. Many of our lecture series presentations this year also dealt with women’s issues and women’s place in the historical narrative.

To further our outreach and maintain a dialog with our community, Extreme History started a Book Club with book selections relevant to the Montana experience. Supplementing that effort, we launched The Dirt on the Past podcast in which experts in a variety of fields discuss their research.

2020 has proven to be especially memorable and we have been witness to many firsts. What we do now becomes the history of future generations and informs our actions affecting that future. The Extreme History Project’s goal is to seek out and examine that history — good, bad or ugly — and share that knowledge with you. Knowledge is power, as is truth.

We are gearing up for 2021 and have been brainstorming new, exciting projects. To that end, we do ask for your help in achieving our mission. Your donations enable us to keep our research ongoing and our programming pertinent. Every dollar provides the vital resources needed to continue our service. Sometimes it really does take a village!

Click Here to Support History in your Community!

Thank you for your support!

Sincerely and with gratitude,

Crystal and Team Extreme

PS. Because we are a non-profit, all donations are tax deductible.

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518 W. Lamme, Bozeman, Montana