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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 »

Old Trail Museum Serves Area for 30 Years

April 2, 2020

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 »

East Helena Smelter’s Star of David Windows to be Restored for Fire Hall

March 28, 2020

This story originally appeared in the Helena Independent Record.  Written by Tyler Manning. With a $6,000 grant from the Montana History Foundation, the city of East Helena and the Montana Preservation Alliance are working to restore and display the historic Star of David windows from the smelter that was once a defining feature of the Read More »

King House Project Receives MHF Grant

March 26, 2020

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 »

The History Museum, C.M. Russell Museum Receive Montana History Foundation Grants

March 26, 2020

This article originally appeared on The Electric: theelectricgf.com, written by Jean Rowell. The Montana History Foundation announced 29 grants to 27 communities on March 25, including two projects in Great Falls. The grants this year total $164,800 toward history projects statewide, bringing the total of grants funded since 2012 to $1,008,875. A $3,500 grant was Read More »

Grant Awarded to J.C. Adams Stone Barn

March 25, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Choteau Acantha. The J.C. Adams Stone Barn Co. 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 Sun River Read More »

J.C. Adams Stone Barn gets $10K grant

March 24, 2020

This story originally ran in the Great Falls Tribune.  Written by Phil Drake. J.C. Adams Stone Barn Co. near Sun River has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Montana History Foundation to help in the renovation, it was announced Tuesday. This grant will go toward painting all the wood surfaces of the barn, which Read More »

Here’s How You Can Help Save Glacier Co. Historical Museum

February 27, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Cut Bank Pioneer Press, written by Linda Bruch.   (Editor’s note: The Montana History Foundation awarded emergency funding of $5,000 to the Glacier County Historical Museum in Cut Bank in early February. Click here for press release.) “The museum is hanging on,” said Glacier County Historical Museum Director, Dennis Read More »

Great Falls Library Exhibits Carnegie Libraries Throughout State

February 25, 2020

This article originally appeared on krtv.com, written by Lindsie Hiatt.  Through the end of February the Great Falls Public Library will exhibit the Great Falls Carnegie Library and the 17 other Montana Carnegie Libraries ever to exist in Montana.  Wealthy industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie provided grants for the construction of over 2,000 libraries across the Read More »