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Mrs. Woody's Trunk Full of Memories


with Jennie Pak

living history presenter

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.