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MHS Bestows Prestigious Heritage Awards

Bev and Gene Allen, Birdie Real Bird, and Bud Cheff Jr. are the 2021 Heritage Award honorees, with A&E Design earning special recognition as the 2021 Heritage Guardian.

Three Historic Properties Nominated to National Register
Three historic properties are under consideration for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The Billings Communal Mausoleum, the McMaster Ranch near Broadwater, and Shaw’s Best Factory in Helena (whose products included pancake flour, and baking powder) were presented to...
Original Governor’s Mansion Opens for Tours June 1

The Montana Historical Society is pleased to announce that tours of the Original Governor’s Mansion and museum are resuming.

Two Added to Gallery of Outstanding Montanans

Portraits of Mildred Walker and Joseph Medicine Crow Two and information about their fascinating lives are now hanging in the Gallery of Outstanding Montanans in the West Wing of the Capitol in Helena.

MHS Honors Two New Centennial Farm and Ranch Properties
The Montana Historical Society (MHS) has added two new sites to the state’s Centennial Farm and Ranch program in the past three months. The new inductees include the Nels Jensen Sorensen homestead and the Tange Lazy AK Farm, both in Sheridan County. The two century properties received a...
Montana Historical Society to Participate in National Museum Assessment Program
The Montana Historical Society is undertaking a review to discover more meaningful ways to engage visitors at the new Montana Heritage Center, which currently is under construction in Helena. In particular, MHS wants to identify new ways to better engage American Indian visitors,...
2021 Montana Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony
Gov. Greg Gianforte recently honored the Fort Harrison Veterans Affairs staff for preserving National Register properties while providing housing for homeless veterans. Also being recognized this year for preservation of Montana’s historic resources are properties listed in 2019 and...
MHS Requests Heritage Keeper Nominations
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.
MHS Offers New Video Tour of Montana’s Capitol Building
The pandemic threw a curveball to Montana's 4-H and Future Farmer of America's annual tour of the Montana Capitol Building, so 4-H and FFA coordinator Andee Baker turned to the Montana Historical Society for help. The state agency partnered with the non-profit Helena Civic TV's...
Montana Historical Society Building Closed Friday

The Montana Historical Society is closed Friday, Feb. 5, but will resume regular operating hours on Saturday, Feb. 6.

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