Singer, songwriter to present Hometown Humanities program

By Star Staff
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Dale Evan’s success as Queen of the West is owed to a century of cowgirls in show business. Made sensationally popular by dimestore novels and touring Wild West troupes, a public love affair began with the clean-cut cowgirl image, which allowed women a respectable avenue into show business, according to a news release from the MonDak Heritage Center in Sidney.

From Mary Ann Whittaker’s horseback exhibitions in the 1850s, to the Wild West Shows and vaudeville acts of the early 1900s, to the pioneer radio and recording artists of the 1920s, Almeda Bradshaw entertains and informs her audiences with the story of the forgotten women entertainers who wore buckskins and boots while yodeling their way into America’s heart.  

Bradshaw, a singer and songwriter, will present Sidney’s final Hometown Humanities program of 2017-2018 on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the MonDak Heritage Center in Sidney. The presentation is titled “Into the Sunset: The Forgotten Cowgirl Singers.”

The presentation is sponsored by Humanities Montana, an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information about the performance, contact MDHC at 406-433-3500 or visit mondakheritagecenter.org .

This performance is being presented to the public free of charge. Refreshments will be provided.