Glacier Institute winter lecture series kicks off Jan. 22

The Glacier Institute is launching a pretty interesting lecture series staring January 22. Here’s the announcement from the Flathead Beacon . . .

The Glacier Institute presents their three-part 2015 winter lecture series in conjunction with the Conrad Mansion, beginning on Jan. 22.

The first of the series will be “Glacier’s Iconic Mountain Goats,” with presenter Sumio Harada.

History buffs take notice: on Feb. 26, presenter Dave Shea will speak on “Wildlife Encountered by Lewis and Clark.”

And finally, the series rounds out with “Stories from the Top: Glacier’s Fire Lookouts,” with presenter Justin Barth.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for coffee and wine, desserts, and conversation with old and new friends. The presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude by 8 p.m.

All programs will take place at the Conrad Mansion in Kalispell. A $10 admission per person is charged to support the missions of both organizations. 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.

Visit the Glacier Institute’s website for more information, at