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National Register at 50: Saving Montana's Special Places

Friday, October 7, 2016/Categories: Montana Historical Society/Tags:

Contact: Tom Cook 406-444-1645  Release: Receipt

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES MAKING HISTORY OF ITS OWN

                The statistics are impressive, but the wonders of what they represent are direct links to Montana and western history.

                On Tuesday (Oct. 18) at 6:30 p.m. at the Montana Historical Society just e4ast of the State Capitol National Register Historian Paul Lusignan will present “The National Register of Historic Places at 50 – Looking Back, Looking Forward.”

                Since the National Register was created 50 years ago, 1,150 properties and historic districts have been listed in Montana representing 18,500 buildings and sites that have been researched as important to Montana history.

                “It recognizes the properties important to history throughout the state from local to national important  landmarks,” MHS National Register Coordinator John Boughton said. “What that really does is open people’s eyes to history.”

                Lusignan is the official reviewer at the national level for all National Register nominations submitted from Montana and other western states. 

He we w Hdkdkkdkdkdkdkill be in Montana celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Register. His talk will highlight Montana’s contributions so far, and look at what still needs to be done to save important buildings and sites.

                The talk is free and open to the public.

                  

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