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Historical Society receives $5,000 grant for Maloney Cabin Project

April 11, 2019

This story originally ran in the Seeley Swan Pathfinder on April 11, 2019 HELENA – The Seeley Lake Historical Society was among 33 organizations across Montana that received grant funding from the Montana History Foundation. They were awarded a $5,000 grant for the Maloney Cabin Reconstruction Project.  Since 2012, the Montana History Foundation (MHF) has awarded Read More »

Efforts to save Hobson grain elevators

April 10, 2019

This story originally ran in the Great Falls Tribune on April 10, 2019. HOBSON — The Montana History Foundation announced Wednesday that four projects in central Montana won grants this year. For the first time, the Helena-based foundation is boosting a project in Judith Basin County. That project aims to save iconic grain elevators in Hobson. A year Read More »

Grandstreet Theatre receives grant from The Montana History Foundation

April 9, 2019

This story originally appeared on KTVH on April 8, 2019. HELENA – The Montana History Foundation recently announced the recipients of its 2019 grants. Across Montana, the foundation gave more than $134,000 to 33 projects in 29 communities. Among the grant recipients is Grandstreet Theatre. They’re getting just under $5,000 for stonework and window restoration. Read More »

Fort Connah, Paradise among preservation grant recipients

April 8, 2019

This story originally appeared in The Missoulian on Sunday, April 7, 2019 Fort Connah near St. Ignatius is getting its roof fixed. The Ravalli County Museum in Hamilton is developing a Glacial Lake Missoula exhibit. Seeley Lake is reconstructing the historic Maloney cabin on museum grounds. Paradise is restoring the bell tower of its historic Read More »

Nominations for 30th Centennial Bell Award

March 4, 2019

For Immediate Release – Friday, March 1, 2019 30th Montana Statehood Centennial Bell Award honoring the Montana History Teacher of the Year, grades 4th-6th.  Nominations due by March 29, 2019. Montana elementary principals, superintendents, fellow teachers or librarians from public and private schools statewide are requested to nominate a 4th-6th grade teacher in their school Read More »

Zion records Teton Canyon residents’ stories

February 22, 2019

This story ran in the Choteau Acantha on February 20, 2019. In 2018, the Old Trail Museum, with the help of the community in providing matching funds, applied for and received a grant from the Montana History Foundation to conduct oral interviews of people of the Teton River Canyons. The resulting Teton Canyon Oral Interviews Read More »

Historic Baxendale Schoolhouse relocated to Archie Bray grounds in Helena

January 24, 2019

After several months of planning, the historic Baxendale Schoolhouse was moved from the Wassweiler Dinner House & Pub west of Helena to a temporary new home on the grounds of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts on Wednesday.  Faced with a lack of parking space, the owners of the restaurant donated the schoolhouse to Read More »

Saved by the Bell

November 29, 2018

SAVED BY THE BELL New Home For Helena’s Baxendale Schoolhouse After three decades of helping owners across the state save endangered buildings, the Montana Preservation Alliance (MPA) will adopt and move the historic Baxendale Schoolhouse west of Helena in early December. Marci and Bob Andersen, owners of the Wassweiler Steakhouse located on US Highway 12 Read More »

29th Centennial Bell Awarded to Tony Coppola

November 8, 2018

Tony Coppola, 9th grade teacher at Lone Peak High School in Big Sky, MT is the winner of the 29th Montana Statehood Centennial Bell Award honoring the Montana History teacher of the Year. A native of Wooster, Ohio, Coppola attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where he double majored in History and Adventure Recreation and Outdoor Read More »