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Museum of the Rockies to host "Discovering Bozeman" history series for teens

April 8, 2009

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"Discovering Bozeman," a history series for teens, will take place at the Museum of the Rockies April 16, April 23, April 30 and May 7. This four-class series for students in grades 6-12 is intended to give teens the opportunity to learn more about this area. The classes will introduce artifacts from the Museum of the Rockies' collection that tell about Bozeman's intriguing past. Students will put their new knowledge to the test with three historic local walking tours of Montana State University's buildings, downtown Bozeman, and the Sunset Hills Cemetery.

The first class is Thursday, April 16, at the museum and gives students the chance to examine objects from Bozeman's past. The second class on Thursday, April 23, explores the history found on the MSU campus with a walking tour. On Thursday, April 30, participants will learn about Main Street Bozeman. Finally, on Thursday, May 7, students will tour Sunset Hills Cemetery, the final resting place for some of Bozeman's most influential people.

Class size is limited to 15 students, and pre-registration is required at 994-5282 or ndixon@montana.edu. Cost per class is $12 for Museum members or $15 for non-members. Students who register for all four sessions will receive a 10 percent discount. All classes meet from 1-3 p.m. For more information, visit museumoftherockies.org.