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Retirement Is a Time for Doing, Not Thinking


January 30, 2019

After 25 years of serving as the Blaine County Museums Curator, Director and Manager, Jude Sheppard has retired. Good luck to her as she takes on the next chapter in her life.

When visitors reflect on their time spent at the Blaine County Museum, they often recall the museum's insightful and moving multimedia presentation, "Forty Miles from Freedom," on the history of the Battle of the Bear Paw and the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) of 1877, which took place 16 miles south of Chinook.

Combining video, sound, and lighting effects and centered around artist Lorenzo Ghiglieri's spectacular paintings, the twenty-minute presentation recounts the events leading up to the battle and siege of the Bear Paw, which ended one of the most tragic retreats in U.S. history.

While that e...

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