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  • Display your collection at the museum

    Montana Historical Society|Mar 3, 2022

    It’s time to dust off those items collected throughout the years for display in a few “pop-up” exhibits at the Montana Historical Society in Helena, Montana. For a few hours on Saturdays this spring – March 12, April 9, and May 14 – MHS will offer space for those special collections to be shared with the community. We’re searching for everything from telephones to toys, menus to matchboxes, or bonnets to bandanas. Each collector will be provided a six-foot table on which to display their collection (or a portion of their collections), and each...

  • Heritage Keeper nominations sought

    Montana Historical Society|Feb 24, 2022

    The Montana Historical Society is seeking nominations for people and organizations with exemplary commitment to identifying and preserving local historical and cultural heritage. Nomination deadline is April 1. Up to three people or organizations will be honored by the MHS Board of Trustees for the Heritage Keeper Awards. An additional award, The Montana Heritage Guardian Award, given out only on special merit, recognizes the accomplishments of one of the Heritage Keeper Award nominees with a record of outstanding accomplishments. To qualify,...

  • MHS requests Heritage Keeper nominations

    Montana Historical Society|Mar 18, 2021

    The Montana Historical Society is seeking nominations for people and organizations whose exemplary commitment to identifying and preserving our historical and cultural heritage makes them eligible for the Heritage Keeper Awards. The nomination deadline is April 1. Up to three people or organizations will be honored by the MHS Board of Trustees for the Heritage Keeper Awards. An additional award, The Montana Heritage Guardian Award, given out only on special merit, recognizes the accomplishments of one of the Heritage Keeper Award nominees with...

  • Montana Historical Society to host virtual conference

    Montana Historical Society|Aug 6, 2020

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic has precluded travel and large-scale gatherings, the Montana Historical Society’s 47th state history conference entitled “20/20 Vision: Looking Clearly at the Past” will be held online during a two-month period. The programs range from a presentation on the 1779-1784 smallpox pandemic to a behind-the-scenes tour of our collection. This free conference is supported by funding from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. Much of the program will be posted online for later viewing and Zoom links to all sessi...

  • Applications being accepted for Centennial Farm and Ranch properties

    Montana Historical Society|Feb 20, 2020

    HELENA - The Montana Historical Society (MHS) is accepting applications for the Centennial Farm and Ranch program. New inductees will receive a framed certificate signed by the governor, recognition at the “Ag Day” ceremony in the Montana State Capitol during the 2021 legislative session, the ranch/farm history printed online and in MHS’s periodic Centennial Farm and Ranch yearbook and a durable 24-inch by 36-inch UV-coated metal roadside sign. Since 2009, the MHS Centennial Farm and Ranch program has recognized the state’s agricultural traditi...

  • Historical preservation grants available

    Montana Historical Society Board of Trustees|Feb 13, 2020

    During the 2019 Legislature, Gov. Steve Bullock, legislators and Montanans across the Treasure State worked tirelessly to keep history alive in a variety of ways. Senate Bill 338, also known as the Montana Museums Act, is best known for providing a portion of the funds to build the new Montana Heritage Center. But the legislation also creates an ongoing historic preservation grant program for counties, incorporated cities or towns, tribal governments, associations and incorporated nonprofit groups. Feb. 28 is the deadline to apply for the...

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