Conrad Mansion Winter Lecture Series

The Glacier Institute presents their three-part 2017 winter lecture series in conjunction with the Conrad Mansion. All programs will take place at the Conrad Mansion in Kalispell. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for coffee and wine, desserts, and conversation with old and new friends. The presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. will conclude by 8:00 p.m. Seating is limited, so RSVPs are required. Payment is required at the time of reservation. To RSVP, please call Conrad Mansion at (406) 755-2166.

Thursday, January 19: Professor Guano's Favorite Oddball Bird Stories Glacier Country
Presenter: Professor Guano
Overview: The professor bears a superficial resemblance to Denny Olson, local biologist and naturalist who has been using humor and theater to teach natural history for over 40 years. He also, strangely, resembles "Critterman" who was on NBC TV for a few years. Just sayin' ... Join us for an evening of fun and learning -- and you'll be able to impress your friends at your next party with the Professor's stories!

Thursday, February 16: Riding the Trails...A Look Back at Glacier's Dude Ranch Days
Presenter: Tom Nelesen
Overview: Tom will take us back in time to 1926…when the Great Northern Railroad was developing the Park…as a dude ranch! Join the dudes and wranglers on the five day, 69 mile south Circle Trail Ride to five of the Park’s famous chalets and hotels. This slide presentation will put you on that trail ride and show you the places they stayed, what they ate, how much it cost and how the dudes got to the Park. It’ll be a ride to remember!

Thursday, March 16: If Rocks Could Talk.... 
Presenter: Teagan Tomlin

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Event Dates

1/19/2017 – 3/16/2017

Admission Fee (if any)

A $15 admission per person is charged to support the missions of both organizations.

Event Setting

The Conrad Mansion was built in 1895 and is one of the most outstanding examples of luxurious pioneer living and period architecture in the Pacific Northwest.  Ownership and occupation of this beautiful Norman style mansion remained in the family until 1974, when the Conrad’s youngest daughter, Alicia Conrad McCutchen Campbell gave the home and its contents to the City of Kalispell to be maintained in perpetuity as a historic site in memory of her parents.  Charles Conrad platted and named the modern city of Kalispell, Montana, and was active in shipping, mining, banking, and the cattle industry in the state. To learn more about the Conrad Mansion, please visit or call (406) 755-2166.

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