The Browning Family & Billings' Black Community
dec 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Learn more about the history of Billings' historically black neighborhood and the special contributions of a founding family, Walker and Ruth Browning and their descendants. This family came to Billings after a decade of Old West adventures and quickly made a huge impact on the local political infrastructure, including a 1914 stand against segregation. WHC staff member Heather Torrence will present a lively story of a neighborhood and a family who were deeply committed to civil rights.
The High Noon Lecture Series is held at least once a month, and is free to the public. Please call 256-6809 if you have questions. Programs are broadcast via Facebook Live and are re-played by Community 7 Television.
Western Heritage Center
The Western Heritage Center is a regional museum whose collections, exhibits and programs tell the stories of life in the Yellowstone River Valley. Located in historic downtown Billings, the building that houses the Western Heritage Center is the former Parmly Billings Memorial Library, a Richard...