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Explore Montana History Through the Projects We Funded Across the State
Women at the Deer Lodge prison are a forgotten chapter of Montana’s history. This film looks at the treatment they received in the justice system, along with the abuses they endured once incarcerated, telling the story of Bessie Fisher, a Butte prostitute unfairly convicted of second-degree murder in 1901.Continue Reading
I love being part of the Foundation because our grant program brings together individual donors, corporate fundraising, and a variety of sponsors to support community-based history projects across MontanaChristopher Warden, MHF emeritus board member
I am proud to be a long-time supporter of the Montana History Foundation. Over the years I have watched MHF become the great organization it is today – an organization that brings communities together by providing resources for history and culture.Penelope P. Wilson, MHF emeritus board member and generous donor
Visitors reported that our presentation and restoration work was the most impressive of all the other scheduled tour stops. Thanks for the financial support to complete the restoration of our school.Pine Butte School Preservation Society, Gallatin County
This project has brought the community closer together and seems to have helped people feel like they participated in something special.Nine Mile Community Center, Stark School House Project, Missoula County
I support the Montana History Foundation’s grant program because I LOVE MONTANA and want to preserve, as best we can, the rich history of the people who made this state what it is.Rockwood Brown, MHF emeritus board member and generous donor
Not only did they teach me how to write a grant in one of their grant writing workshops,Trudie Porter Biggers, Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture
they also helped me write a grant requesting help to gather oral histories for the Huntley Project Museum. Then, we were awarded the grant and now they continue to give guidance and encouragem ent as I move forward with the oral histories. THANK YOU MHF, you are all incredible !
What a great opportunitTi Shalene Stalnaker
y the MHF has given to organizati ons and groups to attend the Grant Writing Workshop. The informatio n is pertinent and helpful for not only their grants but also applying for others too! Thanks MHF!
We really love that foundation [MHF] because it really gets right to the core of what the museum is all about, and that is preserving history. They understand what small museums struggle with.Tamar Stanley, Director, Ravalli County Museum