The free public lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in MSU's Museum of the Rockies. Seating is limited, so doors will open at 5 p.m. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. An audio podcast of the lecture will be available after the lecture at http://www.montana.edu/history
Quammen is the Stegner Distinguished Professor of Western American Studies at MSU. He has written numerous books, including "The Song of the Dodo," "The Reluctant Mr. Darwin," and "Wild Thoughts from Wild Places." Quammen has degrees from Yale University and Oxford University, as well as an honorary doctorate from MSU.
MSU established the Chair in Western American Studies to follow Stegner's lead in understanding literature and history of the West and to protect and preserve what is most valuable about the land. Every year, the Stegner Chair Committee invites a speaker who has acquired the same wide audience to address these themes.
The Stegner Lecture is sponsored by MSU's Department of History and Philosophy, the Committee for the Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Museum of the Rockies.
Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or firstname.lastname@example.org