Author Archives: Jacob Rosen

These 100 objects display Butte’s colorful history — from mining to railroads to the red light district

Two years ago, Kim Murphy Kohn, an archives technician at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, tuned into a friend’s online museum exhibit in Richmond, Virginia, titled “50 Objects of Richmond.” She was intrigued. It’s a given that when residents think of Butte, mining comes to mind for many. Still, others think of Our Lady of Read More »

Friends of the Fire Tower: New nonprofit aims to restore and preserve Helena icon

Helena’s Guardian of the Gulch now has a guardian of its own. After a 2016 arson fire damaged the southwest strut of the Helena icon, the city floated plans to tear down the tower and build a replica in its place. But a group of concerned citizens has since come forward to take a closer Read More »

Help secure painting in governor’s office

The Livezey Painting Acquisition Committee is seeking donations to help ensure the 6-by-8-foot painting hanging in the Montana Governor’s Office is placed in the permanent collection of the Montana Historical Society.  Titled “The Confluence – Headwaters of the Missouri,” the painting by Dale Livezey depicts the rivers that come together to form the Missouri River near Read More »

28th Annual Montana Statehood Centennial Bell Award honors History Teacher of the Year

The 28th Annual Montana Statehood Centennial Bell Award honoring the Montana History Teacher of the Year was held at the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday. Jodi Delaney of Helena was honored with the prestigious award. Delaney is a Montessori teacher for fourth and fifth grade at Broadwater Elementary School in Helena. At 10:40 a.m. Delaney joined her students Read More »

Grant Enables Museum to Install More Than 100 New Signs

A Montana History Foundation grant has enabled the Libby Heritage Museum to install 72 new signs aside their outdoor artifacts and plan to install 45 more before the museum opens for the season next spring. According to a news release, museum volunteer Marge Kroeger spent the summer researching historical descriptions for 120 of the museum’s Read More »

Use of canine forensics in Virginia City to be featured in historic preservation workshop

A novel use for canines in the fields of archaeology and forensics could prove that dog is man’s best friend not only in life — but also in death. The use of forensic canines was the focus of a 2016 project in Virginia City in which a group of dogs from the California-based Institute of Read More »

History Foundation PR and Communications Coordinator Jacob Rosen Interview for HCTV

History Foundation Pr and Communications Coordinator Jacob Rosen was recently interviewed by Bill Crane with Montana Shares for HCTV. Click on the following link for the full interview: HCTV Jacob Rosen Interview

National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training Announces $386,000 in Grants

The National Park Service (NPS) announced today the award of $386,000 in grants to develop or adapt techniques that preserve historical sites and cultural heritage. The Preservation Technology and Training grants will fund projects that use modern methods to enhance historic preservation. Using a Preservation Technology & Training grant, the Montana History Foundation will hold Read More »

Zion School Building Undergoes Renovations Ahead of Montana State Fair

The North Central Montana Retired Teachers Association was recently awarded a $5,000 grant for restoration work to the Zion School at the Montana ExpoPark. The school receives more than four thousand visitors each year during the State Fair. Work was recently completed on the historic building in preparation for the fair. Read the full story: KRTV

Saving the Tank: Organization works to restore historic Elkhorn railroad water tank

A historic railroad water tank in the town of Elkhorn may have been built to last, but nearly 130 years in Montana’s harsh environment has taken its toll. Now a group has set out to restore the tank to its original glory. Most water tanks were dismantled by mid-century as steam engines were replaced by Read More »