Three area museums receive grants

March 28, 2017

Three museums in Northwest Montana will receive grants from the Montana History Foundation, including a $1,750 award to the Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell for continuing trim and architrave restoration work. The Hockaday operates in the historic Carnegie Library building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Ninepipes Museum of Read More »

Montana History Foundation announces $117,000 in grants

March 28, 2017

This year’s grants to benefit historic buildings and structures in Western Montana went to the Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell which received $1,750 for trim and architrave restoration. The Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana in Charlo received $5,000 for the Jocko Valley Cabin project while the Plains Woman’s Club was awarded $4,000 to replace Read More »

Western Montana projects get history grants

March 28, 2017

Eight western Montana projects are among the recipients of a total of $117,000 in grants from the Montana History Foundation. That total marked the largest amount given away by the foundation since 2012, when it began the grant program for projects and organizations that work to preserve and protect Montana’s history. Grants ranged from $750 Read More »

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 link:  MT Standard Grants Article

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:  Great Falls Read More »

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:  Helena IR Black History Read More »

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:  MT Standard Mining City History Article