Saturday, March 15, 2014

Mrs. Woody at Travelers' Rest

Missoula Independant

MT Fish Wildlife and Parks
Saturday, March 15 11am: Jennie Pak presents the Humanities Montana speakers Bureau program, “Mrs. Woody’s Trunk Full of Memories.” Partial funding for the Speakers Bureau program is provided by a legislative grant from Montana’s cultural Trust and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 
Jennie Pak presents this living history interpretation of one of Montana’s early pioneer women. Sarah Elizabeth Woody moved west and found herself at the forefront of the birth of a community and the state of Montana. As a wide-eyed young woman, she couldn’t know what life had in store for her. Join Mrs. Woody as she sifts through her old travel trunk. Each item sparks a poignant memory of a life well lived. Mrs. Woody ruminates on the wagon train journey from Iowa to California, her time as a frontier school teacher, and her marriage to Frank H. Woody, Missoula’s first mayor, in a small cabin in the burgeoning village of Missoula. Jennie Pak is a business owner and an avid historical researcher and re-enactor.