"Public Women, Private Places, and the Business of Prostitution," lecture by: Dr. Ellen Baumler

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Please join us Tuesday, March 11 at 5:30 pm in the Carle Gallery (located in the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library), for an intriguing lecture entitled "Public Women, Private Places, and the Business of Prostitution," presented by Dr. Ellen Baumler. You won't wanna miss this one! Attendees may also view our current collaborative art exhibit, "Women Artists of Butte," featuring twelve local artists.

Synopsis: In towns and cities across the West, prostitution was big business. Yet this is one area of western history that has been sensationalized, poorly researched, and not well interpreted. Dr. Ellen Baumler, the Montana Historical Society’s interpretive historian, explores the real documented history of prostitution in Montana. Through primary sources and architectural survivors, Baumler exposes the surprising places that remain to tell the real stories of this once-lucrative business in Butte and elsewhere across Montana.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Nerissa Cook at carlegallery.bsbpl@gmail.com