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Headstone ‘doctor’ makes stop at St. Patrick’s Cemetery

This article originally appeared in the Montana Standard.  Written by Tracy Thornton. Jonathan Appell is not the lead singer in a rock band, nor is he a motivational speaker standing behind a podium, but he is currently on a 48-state tour.   His stage is not a concert hall, nor is it front and center Read More »

Stone Barn Gets Artistic Facelift

This article originally appeared in the Fairfield Sun Times.  Written by Darryl L. Flowers. The J.C. Adams Stone Barn is hard to miss now. As you drive by along Hwy. 200, the fresh paint will surely catch your eye. The barn built in 1885 by J.C. Adams recently underwent an artistic makeover. Through a $10,000 Read More »

The J.C. Adams Stone Barn is a Sun River Valley “Jewel”

This article originally appeared on KRTV.com. Written by Isaiah Dunk. SUN RIVER — The J.C. Adams Stone Barn has been a staple in the Sun River Valley for quite awhile. Rancher J.C. Adams had it completed in 1885, making it older than the state of Montana (1889). With its large size and Romanesque Revival stone Read More »

8-Ton Rock Centerpiece of New Museum Exhibit

This article originally appeared in the Ravalli Republic.  Written by Perry Backus. To fully understand the significance of Ravalli County Museum’s newest exhibit, visitors will need to come armed with imagination and a willingness to look skyward. The 8-ton rock that was carefully lowered into place on the museum’s lawn Monday is there to take Read More »

Adams Stone Barn Awarded $10K Grant from Montana History Foundation

This article originally appeared in the Fairfield Sun Times.   The J.C. Adams Stone Barn Company has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Montana History Foundation to assist in the renovation of this historic site.  The J.C. Adams Stone Barn, has been described as “one of Montana’s most beloved and best-known landmark barns.” This Read More »

Bannack State Park Faces the Future after Flood

This article originally appeared on KXLF.com.  Written by Dom Tibbetts. BANNACK STATE PARK — It’s been a road filled with bumps and obstacles to restore the Bannack ghost town. But seven years after a disastrous flash flood nearly wiped over a hundred years of history, Bannack State Park  has made great strides to regain its Read More »

History Foundation Awards USVHS Grant

This article originally appeared in the Seeley Swan Pathfinder.  Written by Andi Bourne. SWAN VALLEY – The Montana History Foundation (MHF) announced its 2020 grant cycle will put $164,800 into 29 historic preservation projects in 27 communities this year including the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society. Since 2012, when the MHF grants program began, they Read More »

Old Trail Museum Serves Area for 30 Years

This article originally appeared in the Choteau Acantha.   The Old Trail Museum located at the north end of Choteau’s Main Avenue has been serving the Rocky Mountain Front for more than 30 years. The OTM, a nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of 14 members, employees one museum director, Julie Ameline. The board Read More »

King House Project Receives MHF Grant

This article originally appeared in the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch. Written by Hope Quay. The Montana History Foundation has awarded the Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society a grant of $10,000 in support of the Matt King House Project. Carissa Beckwith, Grants Manager for the MHF, notified the UBVHS of the grant — the maximum yearly amount awarded Read More »