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Preservation Goals
PRESERVATION MONTANA: The Montana Historic Preservation Plan 2018-2022

Online Exhibit: Appropriate, Curious and Rare Play Montana Madness!

Celebrate Montana history with us! Your interest and love of Montana’s past energizes our work. With your help, more real stories of the past can be shared and more history is preserved for future generations. We invite you to enjoy, engage, explore, know, visit, and preserve Montana history by joining and supporting the Montana Historical Society.

March Events

Saturday, March 17, 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a docent-guided tour of our exhibit, Montana Homeland. Tours begin on the hour at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Regular museum admission is charged: $5 per adult, $1 per child, $12 per family, MHS Members free. Montana Homeland is one of three permanent exhibits at the Montana Historical Society—come early or stay late at no extra charge to visit our other galleries on your own. And don’t miss our newest special exhibit, Times of Trouble, Times of Change: Montana and the Great War.

March Lecture Series

The March Lecture Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Montana Historical Society as their primary annual fundraiser. Programs are held on Wednesdays at noon in the MHS auditorium. Lectures are $5.00 each. This year’s dynamic speakers will present a diverse and unique blend of interesting information on notable women from Montana’s past. Feel free to bring a brown-bag lunch.

Wednesday March 21, 12:00 p.m.
A Strong Woman: The Life of Evelyn Cameron. Using the wealth of information provided by Evelyn's diaries and letters, historic interpreter Mary Jane Bradbury will present a portrait of this remarkable woman, including a look at the artistry and unique perspective expressed in her photographs.

Wednesday March 28, 12:00 p.m.
On Her Own Terms: The Outfitting Adventures of Mary Faith Hoeffner. Mary Faith Hoeffner owned and operated the K Lazy Three Ranch Outfitters & Guides based in Lincoln, Montana, for over thirty years. She was a wife, mother, horsewoman, camp chef, and crack shot. Her adventures led her all over the Scapegoat and Bob Marshall Wildernesses and into the hearts and memories of everyone who knew her. Before she passed away in October 2015, Mary Faith recorded some of her adventures, which have been transcribed and compiled by presenter Brad Hansen, Federal Grants Manager at SHPO.

For reservations, contact Katie White at kwhite@mt.gov or 444-9553
Indicate choices:

March 7 =$5 | March 14 =$5 | March 21 =$5 | March 28 =$5

Make checks payable to: Friends of the MHS
Mail to: PO Box 201201 Helena MT 59620-1201

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Helena, MT 59620

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