Meagher of the Sword: Performance with Neal Lewing
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Meagher of the Sword: Performance with Neal Lewing

May 20,, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Holter Museum of Art - Helena, MT
Saturday, May 20 from 5-7 pm
cost: free will offerings accepted
cash bar available
Beloved yet controversial, Thomas Francis Meagher’s colorful lifetime of adventure spans two cultures and four continents. Irish patriot, designer of Ireland’s tricolor flag, escapee from Van Diemen’s Land, distinguished Civil War general and finally, Montana’s first acting territorial governor, his 1867 disappearance in Ft. Benton remains a mystery. The bigger-than-life story behind the statue gracing the Montana State Capital lawn magically comes to life here through folklore, relevant music and Meagher’s own words.
Neal Lewing, lifelong singer/songwriter, actor, playwright, author and poet, was called one of Montana’s last troubadours as a former regular on NPR’s Western Winds. Managing Director of Port Polson Players theatre, Neal served on the Montana Arts Council and as Musical Advisor to Hardin MT’s Custer Reenactment. Exhaustive research since 2009 led to presentations of this one-of-a-kind program in Meagher’s birthplace in Waterford Ireland to critical acclaim.


May 20, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Holter Museum of Art
12 E. Lawrence St.
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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