From the Boudoir to the Brothel

NEW EXHIBIT – Extreme History Project and WRHA collaborates on an exhibit that explores the impact of class and profession in the lives of western women in the early 1900s in Bozeman, Montana. Listen to podcast and VIEW...

Laura Mentsch Collection

NEW COLLECTION! LAURA MENTSCH REFERENCE MATERIALS  Over the course of her storied career, Laura Mentsch collected a vast library of reference materials, and has generously gifted important historical texts to WRHA. These books are significant for the information they...

Art Exhibit by Robyn Windham

Using the traditional medium of embroidery, Robyn Windham has created nontraditional imagery that addresses various topics of womanhood in a wordless, subversive manner. Enjoy this virtual gallery,  “UNFETTERED” feminist embroidery. VIEW...

Student Exhibits Added

Undergraduate and graduate students at Montana State University have produced outstanding work in classes related to reproduction, contraception, and sexuality. WRHA is please to share work by Winter Old Elk Laforge, Gabby Faulk, Amie Romero, Megan Sapp, Racine Oury,...

Brodhead Maternity Home

NEW EXHIBIT! From 1927 to 1949, Catherine Brodhead operated the Brodhead Maternity Home in Fairview, Montana. Her work exemplified the significance of women like her who ran these important community institutions. VIEW...

Fort Benton Event

Photo of Kassmeier/Kassmier family. A big “thank you” to everyone in Fort Benton who came to hear about midwife Mary Kassmeier on April 30. It was a great crowd with insightful questions! We’ll have more details about the babies in the album pictures...