Author Archives: Carissa Beckwith

Renovation grants will come to Golden Valley

This story originally ran in The Times Clarion on May 16, 2019. By Shirley Wegner The Montana History Foundation announced recently the awarding of $134,451 in grant funding for history projects in Montana. Two of those awarded are projects in Lavina. The Golden Valley Community Foundation received a $5,000 grant to help repair and repaint Read More »

Montana History Foundation grants $5K to Hobson Elevators

This story originally ran in the Judith Basin Press on May 2, 2019. It ran in the Lewistown News-Argus on May 8, 2019.  By Melody Montgomery   An additional $5,000 in grant funds has been awarded to Pride of the Judith, a non-profit created to preserve the twin grain elevators at the entrance to Hobson. Read More »

Moss Mansion gets a new deck with small grants that help Montana historical sites

This story originally ran in the Billings Gazette on May 4, 2019. By Rob Rogers Like any ambitious home owner in Billings, the Moss Mansion wants to put in a new deck this summer. Unlike that home owner, the mansion is doing it with a $3,000 grant from the Montana History Foundation. For the past Read More »

Butte organizations, building owner combine forces to restore Sewell’s window

This story ran in the Montana Standard on April 30, 2019. Soon the decorative window that has adorned the Sewell’s building on East Park Street for over 100 years will shine a little brighter, thanks to the efforts of volunteers and local historic preservation officials. The Butte-Silver Bow Historic Preservation Commission, Butte Citizens for Preservation and Revitalization Read More »

I.G. Baker House, Collins School receive Montana History Foundation grants

This story ran in The River Press on April 17, 2019. By Bethany Monroe DeBorde Montana History Foundation grants will help pay for restoration projects at two historic Chouteau County buildings, the I.G. Baker House in Fort Benton and the Collins School outside Loma. “Awarding grants is the most important thing we do every year,” Read More »

Montana History Foundation to Fund Stained Glass Project in Butte

This story ran on KBMF 102.5 on April 17, 2019. The Montana History Foundation has awarded the City and County of Butte Silver Bow a grant of $3,250 to assist in the restoration of the prism and stained glass transom window at the historic Sewell building, 221 East Park St. I spoke with Historic Preservation Read More »

Handle with care: Ninepipes Museum confronts preservation challenges

This story ran in The Missoulian on April 13, 2019.  CHARLO — Every museum has signs reading “Please don’t touch.” But what if survival of the exhibits depends on occasional touching? “A lot of these things are buckskin,” Jo Cheff said of a display of ceremonial dresses and saddle throws in the Ninepipes Museum of Early Read More »

Montana History Foundation awards $134,451 in grants

This story ran in the Independent Record on April 12, 2019. Since 2012, the Montana History Foundation has awarded annual grants to projects and organizations that work to preserve and protect the historic legacy of Montana. This year, the Foundation reached a new record, giving away the largest amount ever at $134,451 and bringing all-time Read More »

MonDak Heritage Center receives grant to digitize early 1900s newspapers

This story ran in the Sidney Herald on April 12, 2019. It ran in the Fairfield Sun Times on April 15, 2019.  By nature, newspapers are a perishable product, at least so far as history goes. Readers may clip cherished scrapbook articles and photos from the pages, but it doesn’t take long for newsprint to Read More »

Montana History Foundation announces statewide grants

This story ran in The Ekalaka Eagle on April 12, 2019. Since 2012, the Montana History Foundation (MHF) has awarded annual grants to projects and organizations that work to preserve and protect the historic legacy of Montana. This year, the foundation reached a new record, giving away the largest amount ever at $134,451 and bringing Read More »