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Montana Heritage Center Project Teams to host virtual Tribal meetings

Thursday, June 25, 2020/Categories: Montana Historical Society/Tags: Montana Historical Society , Montana News , Montana Heritage Center

MONTANA – The Montana Historical Society and Department of Administration, with support from the Heritage Center Building Committee, will hold two virtual meetings July 7, 2020 at noon and 7:30 p.m., to allow Montana Tribal members the opportunity to provide feedback and input into the design concepts for the new Heritage Center.

The Heritage Center will be Montana's museum showcasing state history, cultures, and landscapes.

At the two one-hour virtual meetings, the current vision for the Heritage Center will be shared, and comments from Tribal members and the public will be accepted. The meetings will be held via the ZOOM conferencing platform.

“To turn this vision into a successful reality, the Cushing Terrell design team believes input and collaboration with Montana’s tribal communities is vital, to provide strength and meaning to a project that is intended to celebrate all cultures who have occupied these diverse lands throughout Montana’s history,” said Cushing Terrell Lead Architect David Koel.

The Historical Society's vision is to make Montana's Museum a place for learning, collaboration, and building relationships across Montana and to ensure it represents all our shared history.

“For 155 years, the Montana Historical Society has been the steward for artifacts and materials that tell the stories of all who have lived on our land,” said MHS Director Bruce Whittenberg. “It is an awesome responsibility and a humbling honor, and we want to ensure the dignity and safekeeping of all our collections.”

The upcoming virtual presentations will include the same content but are being staggered to provide a range of times for Tribal members and the public to participate and learn more about the project. The virtual meetings can be accessed online or via telephone.

The Committee is tasked with determining the structure, design, and look of the new Heritage Center, while also considering the needs of the Montana Historical Society, the Capitol Complex, Tribal members, and the public. The Committee reports to Department of Administration Director John Lewis throughout this project.

For more information on the project, including a full agenda and meeting access information, visit https://montanamuseum.org/events

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