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The Life & Times of Henry EllingEducation :: Lecture
The Life & Times of Henry Elling
6:30 PM
Linderman Cabin at Robber's Roost
The EHAHC, in partnership with the Virginia City Preservation Alliance, sponsor their fifth series of history programs in 2018. Once again, the programs are held in the beautifully restored cabin of Frank Bird Linderman; on the grounds of the historic Robber’s Roost near Laurin, MT. The general theme of the 2018 series focuses upon historic Montana millionaires.

Henry Elling (1842-1900) was a banker in Virginia City, Montana, with extensive mercantile, mining, and ranching interests. Orphaned at the age of 15, Elling made his way from Germany to the United States with great hope…and little knowledge of English. After a few years in Missouri, where he learned the mercantile business—and English—he began his westward trek; arriving in Virginia City, Montana, in the summer of 1864. During the next 36 years, Henry was extraordinarily successful with his wide ranging investments which included banking, mining, ranching, and properties. By the time of his death, Henry was well established as one of the wealthiest men in Montana. Join us as we learn more of the life journey of this man who lived the “American Dream” from one his ancestors.

Amy practiced as an equine veterinarian for 25 years, and served as the managing partner of her equine referral practice in upstate New York until 2015, when she opened a business consulting firm, and moved her residence to Virginia City.

Amy is the daughter of the late Mary and George Grice, who retired to Virginia City in 2001. She grew up in Connecticut, received her BA in Biology from Wellesley College in Massachusetts and then completed her veterinary education at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her MBA with a concentration in Ethical Leadership from Marist College School of Management in 2014.

Dr. Grice has strong family ties to Virginia City and the Elling House. Henry and Mary (Cooley) Elling were uncle and aunt of her great Aunt Mary Anna Elling, who was raised in the Elling House in Virginia City for a number of years in the 1880’s. In turn, Mary Anna Elling raised Dr. Grice’s grandmother, Anne Case Drummond, sharing with her many stories of her time in Montana.

After many years of being a summer visitor, Amy is thrilled to finally be a fulltime resident. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Montana’s back country on her horse.

In addition to serving as treasurer to the Elling House Arts & Humanities Center, the Virginia City Preservation Alliance, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Amy is a Virginia City city council member. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.


Sponsored by the Elling House Arts & Humanities Center.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Linderman Cabin at Robber's Roost
Address: Hwy 287 outside of Laurin, MT Laurin, MT 59710
Phone: N/A

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