Montana Author at Virginia City’s Historic Elling House

On Saturday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m., the Elling House Arts & Humanities Center and the Thompson-Hickman County Library will co-host a program and book signing by Gary Forney, author of the recently published book It Takes All Kinds. The program is open to the public and will be held at Virginia City’s historic Elling House; located one block behind the fire station.

vcgaryforneyIt Takes All Kinds was a project begun by the late Dick Pace, local historian and long-time journalist. The book blends history with humor and tragedy in the stories of the famous and infamous, along with those relatively unknown personalities who played a role in the life of Virginia City. Among those profiled in the book are “Jack” Slade, the Chinese of Virginia City, Charlie Bovey, and the early gold miners of Alder Gulch.

Copies of It Takes All Kinds are now available through local bookstores, or by contacting the Thompson-Hickman County Library in Virginia City (406-843-5346).

All proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to the library’s building addition project.

The March 12 program kicks-off a series of monthly presentations by Montana authors and poets to be hosted by the Elling House. Watch for program announcements, or visit the website for a complete schedule at