The Dreamer and the Doctor - a Forest Lover and Physician on the Edge of the Frontier
Join author and educator Jack Nisbet as he brings to life the remarkable story, from his latest book, of pioneer doctor Carrie Lieberg and her forest surveyor husband in Salish Country, 1887-1904.
Jack’s slide presentation explores how the Leibergs fit into western Montana and northern Idaho in an earlier time, and how their adventures resonate with issues that still confound us today.
Doors will open at 6:15 PM for viewing museum exhibits and beer and wine sales. The slide show starts at 7 PM. Jack will be selling and signing books after the program. Free admission.
John Leiberg was a Swedish immigrant who carried out landmark forest reserve surveys across northern Idaho and western Montana in the 1890s. His wife Carrie, a practicing physician, carved out her own role with the Northern Pacific as “the only female railroad surgeon in the known world.”
Jack Nisbet’s influential books "Sources of the River" and "The Mapmaker’s Eye" tracked fur trader and cartographer David Thompson across the Intermountain West. Nisbet is also the author of an award-winning biography of naturalist David Douglas and several collections of essays that explore the human and natural history of our region, including "Ancient Places" and "Visible Bones". For more information visit www.jacknisbet.com