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42nd Annual Montana History Conference

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Each year, the Montana History Conference celebrates Montana’s history—the people, events, and milestones that make our heritage so rich and exciting.  Join us this year for the 42nd Annual Montana History Conference which will be held September 24–26 in Bozeman at the Hilton Garden Inn. In this 150th anniversary year for the Montana Historical Society, we are pleased and proud to invite you to this conference which will focus on Bozeman, Gallatin County, and the surrounding region, including Yellowstone National Park. 

Believe it or not, this is the first time that this conference has been held in Bozeman, so perhaps it’s appropriate for this to also be Homecoming weekend at Montana State University. We have had great partners in preparing the Montana History Conference this year, including the Gallatin History Museum, Museum of the Rockies, Historic Preservation Board of Gallatin County, the Extreme History Project, Montana State University, and others.    

We invite you to “Hit the Trail to Bozeman!”  Enjoy the heritage of the area and all that this community has to offer.  The full conference brochure will be online by early July. Printed brochures will be available later in the month—to request a copy email dmitchell@mt.gov or phone 406-444-2694.

Since it is homecoming weekend, don’t wait too long to make your hotel reservations. In addition to the Hilton Garden Inn, special rates are also being offered by the following hotels. Don’t forget to ask for the Montana History Conference rate!

Comfort Suites: choicehotels.com/montana/bozeman  

Days Inn and Suites: daysinn.com/hotels/montana/bozeman  

Please share your appreciation with the following organizations and individuals that have provided financial support for the 42nd Annual Montana History Conference.

The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation

Rocky Mountain Credit Union

Dr. Volney Steele

CTA Architects Engineers

Yellowstone National Park Lodges

Montana History Foundation

Did you miss the 41st Annual Montana History Conference? Listen to the sessions online.