Preservation Plan

Coming Soon...

Every five years the State Historic Preservation Office is charged to create or update a five-year plan for historic preservation for the State of Montana, as a condition for receiving annual federal funding through the National Park Service. This year (2017), SHPO will prepare a revised plan for 2018-2022. The state plan serves as a guide, with goals and objectives not only for SHPO use but for all Montanans and state organizations interested in the preservation of Montana’s significant historic, archaeological and traditional cultural places. SHPO welcomes and is soliciting public input in this endeavor. 


Trips in Montana seemingly transport travelers through history – from ancient cultural landscapes to Modernist urban edifices. Whether hiking through Medicine Rocks State Park or taking in a show at Anaconda’s Washoe Theater, we encounter our heritage at every turn. Help us celebrate and identify places across the state that are important to you! This summer, we invite you to share your photographs of Montana’s places - and become a #MTtimetraveler.

There are two ways to submit photos: Instagram and email.
Instagram users please use the hashtag #MTtimetraveler when you post photos. For those using email simply send your photos to Remember to please include the photographer’s name, the property/place name (if applicable), the county/vicinity where the photo was taken, and the date the photo was taken. Be sure to include in your comments why the place is important to you and worthy of preservation!

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Please email your additional comments to or if you prefer, call us at 406-444-7715.