Digitizing the history of Helena

May 11, 2017

Last year we brought you the story of how Helena’s former fire chief is leading an effort to get the city’s historic documents – dating back to Helena’s very beginnings – digitized and preserved.  That effort continues and to-date approximately 18 books, amounting to about 13,000 images, have been digitally captured by the Mansfield Library at Read More »

Yellowstone Gateway Museum receives grant to process railroad materials

April 25, 2017

Yellowstone Gateway Museum was one of three organizations in Livingston to receive a grant from the Montana History Foundation this year.  The museum received $5,000 to archive and catalog its extensive railroad collection, according to YGM news release. To read the full article, click here:  Livingston Enterprise Yellowstone Gateway Museum Article

NBC Montana News – Ravalli County Museum awarded grant to protect artifacts

April 24, 2017

The Montana History Foundation has awarded a $4,000 grant to help protect artifacts in the collection at the Ravalli County Museum in Hamilton.  The money will be used to help preserve some of the 112,000 items in its growing inventory. To watch the news story, click on this link:  NBC Montana KECI News Story

Ravalli County Museum receives a preservation grant

April 14, 2017

The Ravalli County Museum has received a grant from the Montana History Foundation to help preserve and protect the historic legacy of Montana represented in its collections. “We really love that foundation because it really gets right to the core of what the museum is all about, and that is preserving history,” said Tamar Stanley, museum Read More »

Dilemma in cow country: Helmville scrambles to save iconic rodeo grandstand

April 4, 2017

Last November at a town meeting at the Helmville Community Club the message was:  the rodeo arena’s iconic wooden grandstand, built 90 years ago, had deteriorated to a point where each succeeding use is a dire threat to life, limb and liability. Last week the Helena-based Montana History Foundation announced it was awarding its maximum Read More »

Montana History Foundation awards $117K for statewide projects

March 30, 2017

The Montana History Foundation announced the awarding of grants totaling $117,000 on Wednesday. “Our grant recipients are new and unique every year,” MHF President and CEO Charlene Porsild said in a press release. “We are so proud to support projects from Libby to Ekalaka and all points in between this year ranging from interpretive signage Read More »

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 »