The Montana Historical Society Outreach and Interpretation Program provides an exciting variety of educational resources and programs for both children and adults. For those visiting the Society, docent-led gallery tours bring Montana history to life for groups of all ages. We provide guided tours of the Montana State Capitol, and you can learn more about the Capitol's history and art at our Capitol website. We also offer a wide array of events, public programs, workshops, conferences, and family activities throughout the year. Hands-on History footlockers, our middle school textbook, Montana: Stories of the Land Companion Website, and other outreach resources deliver the Society to the classroom. Our National Register sign program interprets important buildings and sites, promoting the importance of local history in communities all across the state while the Centennial Farm and Ranch Program celebrates Montana's agricultural heritage.
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Celebrate the Future of Montana’s History January 4th!
Celebrate the “Future of Montana’s History” with the Montana Historical Society on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in the Rotunda of the State Capitol. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MHS staff will be showcasing our heritage collections and the new ways the public can access them online. In addition, learn about plans for the new Montana Heritage Center. Staff from MHS’s museum, research center, historic preservation office, outreach and interpretation program, publications program and membership office will be on hand to visit with you and answer your questions about Montana history. Take some time to explore MHS’ informational and audio/visual displays.
“We are bringing history home to you in new ways,” MHS Development Officer Susan Near said, “There are many opportunities for you to access our great collections and use your computer to learn more about Montana history.” In addition to an ever-increasing amount of archives, artifacts, art work, and real Montana stories available on line, Near said, new services like a free app for you to use while traveling across Montana lets you learn about history where it happened.
“This fun day is an opportunity for people to learn about what’s happening at MHS and to highlight the great collections we maintain on behalf of all Montanans,” she said. “It’s also an opportunity to learn more about the Montana Heritage Center and the critical needs it will fill.”
Information on becoming a member of the Montana Historical Society will be available, and the Friends of the Montana Historical Society will offer you free home-made “Montana” cookies and beverages for your refreshment.