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History grants go to Adams Hotel, other projects

March 23, 2017

The Montana History Foundation announced the awarding of grants totaling $117,000 on Wednesday. One “standout” recipient is the Crow Language Consortium Dictionary project in Hardin, whose goal is design, review and publish the first professionally produced Crow dictionary. The Crow language is classified as “definitely endangered,” the Foundation said, with a 60 percent decline in school-age Read More »

History Grants Go To Local Projects

March 23, 2017

The clickety clack of author Ivan Doig’s typewriter, the howl of wind at the Ringling Depot, the baas of sheep passing through a gate and a meadowlark “singing for all he was worth” are among the sounds collected in the Montana State University’s Ivan Doig Archive. The sounds are paired with passages from Doig’s writings Read More »

Archives, nearby counties win history grants

March 23, 2017

The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives is one of five area recipients awarded a Montana History Foundation grant. The Archives’ “A Walk Through Butte’s History in 100 Objects” project has won $1,000.  To read the entire article in the Montana Standard, click on the lick below: MTstandard.com/archives-nearby-counties-win-history-grants

2018 Teachers Centennial Bell Award Nominations

February 27, 2017

Grade school principals are asked to nominate a fourth- through sixth-grade teacher who has done an exemplary job teaching Montana history during the 2016-2017 school year. The winner will receive the 28th Montana Statehood Centennial Bell Award, which honors the Montana History Teacher of the Year.  For complete information, click on the link below: http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/local/2017/02/24/principals-called-nominate-teachers-centennial-bell-award/98376122/

MHS Project Offers Insight Into Black History In Montana

February 10, 2017

The Montana Historical Society received grants in 2015 and 2016 from the Montana History Foundation to identify Montana’s African American heritage places.  This project provides scholars, families, and the public with a tangible link to this important aspect of our history.  To read more about this project, click on the link below: http://helenair.com/entertainment/yourtime/mhs-project-offers-insight-into-black-history-in-montana/article_56bab347-da7c-5404-b75b-6f908f87da98.html

27th Annual Centennial Bell Award at the Montana State Capitol

November 7, 2016

The 27th Annual Montana Statehood Centennial Bell Award ceremony honoring the Montana History Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016 was held at the Capitol on November 7.  The Montana History Foundation partnered with the Montana Television Network, the Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers, and the Montana Historical Society on this prestigious award.  This year’s Read More »

Mining City History: When Omar Bradley led a raid on a newspaper in Butte

September 26, 2016

Stained glass artist Nicole Von Gaza-Reavis is donating $20,000 in volunteer repair efforts for the windows of the St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church in Butte, supported partially by a $5,000 grant from the Montana History Foundation and work by students from Highlands College.  To read the full story, click: http://mtstandard.com/news/local/mining-city-history-when-omar-bradley-led-a-raid-on/article_ecb90146-d65e-5ec0-a54e-fe8889fc27d9.html

MHF Grantee Evan Barrett of Highlands College Wins Heritage Guardian Award

July 8, 2016

Evan Barrett of Highlands College has been honored with the Montana Historical Society’s highest award for his outstanding contribution to Montana history and heritage.  Evan’s documentary series, “In the Crucible of Change:  Montana’s Dramatic Period of Progressive Change, 1965-1980” was supported by Montana Tech and Highlands College, along with grants from the Montana History Foundation, Read More »

27th Annual Montana Centennial Bell Award

June 21, 2016

We were pleased to co-sponsor the 27th Annual Montana Statehood Centennial Bell Award honoring the Montana History Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016.  Our partners in this prestigious award were the Montana Television Network, the Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers, and the Montana Historical Society.  This year’s recipient is Jessica Johnson, an 8th grade Read More »