Glaciers in the Bitterroot at Ravalli County Museum

December 3, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Bitterroot Star.  Written by Michael Howell. A new exhibit, “Ice Ace Floods – Glacial Lake Missoula,” will be opening soon at the Ravalli County Museum, focused on the impacts of glaciers and of Glacial Lake Missoula on the Bitterroot valley.  Museum Director Tamar Stanley said that glaciers and the Read More »

Montana history teacher of the year honored at Capitol

November 9, 2020

This story originally appeared on KTVH. com.  Written by John Riley. HELENA — Historians, educators and proud Montanans gathered at the State Capitol to honor the 2020 Montana History teacher of the year. Abbey Kochel is the 31st educator to receive the Montana Statehood Centennial Bell Award. Kochel teaches 7th Grade at Castle Rock Middle Read More »

Groups restoring Butte’s iconic Saint Patrick’s Cemetery

September 23, 2020

This article originally appeared on  Written by Kevin Maki. BUTTE, Mont. — Cemeteries are like history books. Every headstone, whether grand or modest, tells a story. Saint Patrick’s Cemetery in Butte has too many stories to count. In recent years, the old Catholic cemetery had fallen into disrepair. But there’s a major effort to Read More »

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

September 14, 2020

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

August 12, 2020

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”

August 10, 2020

This article originally appeared on 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

May 14, 2020

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

April 30, 2020

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

April 10, 2020

This article originally appeared on  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

April 2, 2020

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 »