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MHS CELEBRATES FUTURE OF MONTANA HISTORY IN ROTUNDA
The Montana Historical Society will celebrate the “Future of Montana’s History” Wednesday, Jan. 4 in the Capitol Rotunda in Helena with a wealth of information on new technology, special events, and programs that put MHS’ tremendous collections at your fingertips.
The public event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Staff from MHS’s museum, research center, historic preservation office, outreach and interpretation program, publications program and membership office will be on hand to visit with you and answer your questions about Montana history. Take some time to explore MHS’ informational and audio/visual displays.
“We are bringing history home to you in new ways,” MHS Development Officer Susan Near said, “There are many opportunities for you to access our great collections and use your computer to learn more about Montana history.”
In addition to an ever-increasing amount of archives, artifacts, art work, and real Montana stories available on line, Near said, new services like a free app for you to use while traveling across Montana lets you learn about history where it happened.
There will be a video overview of the planned Montana Heritage Center designed as the new home for MHS. Learn more about the plan and how it will benefit people all across the state.
“This fun day is an opportunity for people to learn about what’s happening at MHS and to highlight the great collections we maintain on behalf of all Montanans,” she said. “It’s also an opportunity to learn more about the Montana Heritage Center and the critical needs it will fill.”
Information on becoming a member of the Montana Historical Society will be available, and the Friends of the Montana Historical Society will offer you free home-made “Montana” cookies and beverages for your refreshment.