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Speaker presents about "Montana towns: then, now and tomorrow"


May 2, 2018

Hal Stearns, from Missoula, brought the third in a series of programs sponsored by the Harlem Senior Center and the Harlem Library through Montana Humanities. Stearns' presentation, titled "Montana towns: then, now and tomorrow," showed how small places and towns in the state play such a big part in the Montana story.

The Harlem Library and Harlem Senior Center recently hosted the third of their Montana Humanities Conversation series. A break in the weather brought a sizeable crowd to the Senior Center dining hall for a presentation by Hal Stearns of Missoula. Stearns was born in Havre and grew up in Harlowton. He describes himself as an "historian, storyteller and guide."

During introductory remarks Stearns said, "We are loosing our small towns. Not just in Montana, but across the country." In his presentation he shared some of the reasons why small towns often dwindle and, in some cases, disappear, wh...

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