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Missouri Headwaters State Park hosting 2023 Summer Speaker Series

The 27th annual Missouri Headwaters State Park Summer Speaker Series will start on June 10 and run every Saturday from 7 p.m. through August 12.

New Park Recreation Manager Alice Southworth said she is super excited to be able to provide the Summer Speaker Series again in 2023, which will include several Humanities Montana presentations.

"Humanities Montana is an amazing resource for amazing presenters," Southworth said.

This year's first speaker at the event, which takes place behind the park office, is Montana singer and songwriter Rob Quist.

Another Montana singer and songwriter, Buck Buchanan, is the scheduled speaker on June 17, and the speaker for June 24 has yet to be announced.

July 1 will feature Humanities Montana Speaker Franco Littlelight, who will give a "Song of the Dawn Priests" A History of the Crow People" presentation.

On July 8, speaker Billy Maxwell will discuss "Sleeping Across the Louisiana Territory in 1805 and 1806".

A Humanities Montana Speaker is scheduled on July 15, and an "A Mother's Journey: Lucy Meriwether Lewis Marks" presentation by Mary Jane Bradbury.

A "Be Bear Aware" presentation by FWP Game Warden Matt Wemple is scheduled for July 22, and the speaker for July 29 will be announced at a later date.

The August 5 series will feature Humanities Montana Speaker Lailani Upham and "Connecting the Land through an Indigenous Lens."

The final date of the season is an August 12 Humanities Montana "Bridging the Worlds' presentation from Buck Hitswithastick.

Smores are served after each event, and attendees should bring a lawn chair and bug spray.

There is no cost to Montana residents. An $8 entrance fee applies at Montana state parks for all nonresident vehicles.

The Missouri Headwaters State Park is located at 1585 Trident Road in Three Forks.

About Rob Quist

Quist is an award-winning singer, songwriter and published poet. He has toured national and internationally for more than five decades, releasing 16 albums of mostly original music. He was the lead vocalist and principal songwriter for the Mission Mountain Wood Band, the Montana Band, and later formed his own band, Rob Quist & Great Northern.

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