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

March 26, 2020

This article originally appeared on The Electric:, 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, 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 »

Museum Receives Grant to Develop Curriculum

January 24, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Ekalaka Eagle. The Carter County Museum received a $2,100 grant from the Montana History Foundation in 2019 to develop the curriculum Investigating Medicine Rock Art. The goal of the curriculum is to educate students and the public on the archaeological resources of Carter County and their stewardship, encourage scientific Read More »

New Exhibit Highlights the History of Kalispell’s Carnegie Library

December 20, 2019

This article originally appeared in the Flathead Beacon.  By Justin Franz.   At the dawn of the 20th century, Kalispell was a growing metropolis and with that growth came the need for a library to educate and entertain the masses. In 1894, a local women’s club whose members included Alicia Conrad, wife of Kalispell’s founder, Read More »

2019 Montana History Teacher of the Year Celebrated in Helena

November 14, 2019

This story originally appeared on, written by John Riley.   The State Capitol echoed with the ringing of the Statehood Centennial Bell on Nov. 8 to commemorate Montana’s admittance into the union 130 years ago. Historians, educators and proud Montanans gathered at the Capitol Friday for the occasion and to honor Debra Crow from Read More »

Montana History Foundation Announces $160,000 Of Funding Available For 2020

October 30, 2019

This story ran on – The Montana History Foundation will place $160,000 throughout the state during its upcoming 2020 grant cycle, which opens November 1. The History Foundation will provide grants up to $10,000 for projects that help preserve and protect Montana’s history. Previously, the foundation provided grants up to $5,000. “These grants help Read More »