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Montana State Historic Preservation Office Awarding Eight Preservation Grants

The Montana Historical Society’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is awarding eight grants totaling more than $430,000 through its Revitalizing Montana’s Rural Heritage (RMRH) grant program.

Liberty County Bridge Nominated for National Register

Liberty County’s Pugsley’s Bridge, which is Montana’s only cable-stayed suspension bridge, is nominated for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

Monarch Depot Area Nominated for Historic District Designation

Monarch’s wine-red Great Northern Railway Depot and two additional nearby structures are being recommended for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district.

Billings Home Nominated for Listing in National Register of Historic Places

The home of one of Billings’ foremost architects in the early 1900s is being recommended for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

Ground Blessing Ceremony Kicks Off Heritage Center Construction

MONTANA – A small ceremony marking the beginning of construction of the new Montana Heritage Center was held at 11 a.m. outside the current Montana Historical Society, at 225 North Roberts Street in Helena. 

MHS Releases Free Digital Magazine on African Americans
Montana The Magazine of Western History’s first digital issue – African Americans in Montana and the West – is now available online for free. It can be viewed at https://mhs.mt.gov/pubs/MMWHDigitalIssueSum2020
Comedian Red Skelton on stars’ political activism, Psychologist Joyce Brothers on being called a “women’s libber” and TV announcer Ed McMahon on preparing for performing are just a couple tidbits included in the Montana Historical Society’s newest offerings on its...

The letters of three Montana women politicians offer historic insight as the nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in August, which gave women the right to vote.

A $50,000 grant from a national organization will help the Montana Historical Society produce a short documentary on historic African American experiences in Montana.

Montana Historical Society to Host Virtual Conference

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has precluded travel and large-scale gatherings, the Montana Historical Society’s 47th state history conference will be held online during a two-month period.

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