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Handle with care: Ninepipes Museum confronts preservation challenges

April 15, 2019

This story ran in The Missoulian on April 13, 2019.  CHARLO — Every museum has signs reading “Please don’t touch.” But what if survival of the exhibits depends on occasional touching? “A lot of these things are buckskin,” Jo Cheff said of a display of ceremonial dresses and saddle throws in the Ninepipes Museum of Early Read More »

Montana History Foundation awards $134,451 in grants

April 12, 2019

This story ran in the Independent Record on April 12, 2019. Since 2012, the Montana History Foundation has awarded annual grants to projects and organizations that work to preserve and protect the historic legacy of Montana. This year, the Foundation reached a new record, giving away the largest amount ever at $134,451 and bringing all-time Read More »

Montana History Foundation announces statewide grants

April 12, 2019

This story ran in The Ekalaka Eagle on April 12, 2019. Since 2012, the Montana History Foundation (MHF) has awarded annual grants to projects and organizations that work to preserve and protect the historic legacy of Montana. This year, the foundation reached a new record, giving away the largest amount ever at $134,451 and bringing Read More »

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 »