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Helena History Hikes and Walks ready for another season

This article originally appeared in the Helena Independent Record by Phil Drake. The Montana History Foundation is launching the 2022 season of its Helena History Hikes and Walks program. Three tours will run several times per week starting Memorial Day weekend and ending Labor Day weekend. Helena History Hikes and Walks promotes heritage tourism, outdoor Read More »

Cupola repairs planned for Helena’s historic Bluestone House

This article originally appeared in The Independent Record. It was written by Phil Drake.  A cupola on a historic Helena landmark that towers over Last Chance Gulch will undergo some much-needed repair, thanks to its owner and a grant from the Montana Historical Foundation. Wild Montana received an $8,000 grant in 2021 to restore the Read More »

Hot Springs students revive local museum

This article originally appeared in the Valley Journal. It was written by Taylor Davison. HOT SPRINGS — A group of high school students in Hot Springs were awarded a $5,000 grant on April 14 from the Montana History Foundation for their upcoming work on the LaRue Hot Springs Museum. The Youth Entrepreneur/Jobs for Montana Graduates Read More »

Effort Advances to Save Montana’s Territorial Capitol

This article originally appeared on U.S. News. It was written by Phil Drake. HELENA, Mont. (AP) — It may not have felt like it, but there are some folks who will swear that March 21, 2022 was a very historic day for Montana. The State Land Board took action that day to support efforts to Read More »

Rehab of Helena Fire Tower sees renewed momentum

This article originally appeared in the Helena Independent Record. It was written by Nolan Lister. Thanks to a recent Montana History Foundation grant award and a financial commitment from the city of Helena, a long-fought effort to restore the city’s beloved fire tower has new legs to stand on. The Helena Fire Tower received $10,000 Read More »

Blaine County Museum Receives Preservation Project Grant to Hire an Intern

This article originally appeared in The Blaine County Journal. It was written by Donna Miller. Zachary Coe, Community Outreach Manager from the Montana History Foundation, announced on March 29 that twenty-eight projects across the state received a total of $212,187 in grant funds disbursed for preservation projects in 2022. That sum marks the largest amount Read More »

Researchers working to uncover the history of Chinese immigrants in Montana

This article originally appeared on KTVH. It was written by Tom Buchanan. HELENA — A grant given by the Montana History Foundation will help give researchers the access to translate and interpret Chinese gravestones in four Montana cemeteries. “I think the importance of this project – thankfully funded by the Montana History Foundation – is Read More »

Grant helps fund Kalispell historic walking tour

This article originally appeared in the Daily Inter Lake. Written by the Daily Inter Lake. The Montana History Foundation on Tuesday announced its grant cycle recipients for historic preservation projects across the state. Twenty-eight projects will receive a total of $212,147 in grants in 2022. This year marks the largest amount awarded since the foundation began the grant program Read More »