These are the stories of remarkable Jews that we have uncovered so far. This is just the beginning, as we begin to dig deeper into the history of North-Western United States.
Settled in Missoula, MT in 1879
Herman Kohn first settled in Helena, then moved to Missoula in 1879. He set up his saddlery on West Front Street and by 1883 created a jewelry and loan store across the street.
Settled in Missoula, MT in 1888
Daniel E. Bandmann
Daniel Bandmann was born in Cassel, Germany. He made his debut at the court theater of New Strelitz, Germany, where he established his reputation for Shakespearian dramas.
Moved to Missoula, MT in 1941
Leslie Fiedler's biographer, Mark Roydon Winchell, writes, "In my judgment, Leslie Fiedler is the single most influential critic of American literature ever."
Our objective is to bring Leiser's Footsteps exhibit to museums around the NW United States.
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library is hosting
Leiser's Footsteps museum exhibit until June, 2022
We are looking forward to launching our new exhibit called: From Gold to Granite in the Winter of 2022.
This is an exploration of Jews during the Gold Rush period.