Montana Historical Society

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Events & Programs

The Montana Constitution at Fifty

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1972 constitution, the Montana Historical Society is dedicating its May Thursday afternoon lecture series to exploring the history, legacy, and impact of the 1972 Montana State Constitution. All presentations are in the MHS auditorium and livestreamed on the MHS YouTube Channel.

Learn more about the speaker series here.

Before and After the Montana Constitution of 1972
  • A panel discussion with Bob Brown and Dorothy Bradley, moderated by Evan Barrett
  • Thursday, May 26, 4:30 p.m.
  • MHS Auditorium
    225 No. Roberts St, Helena, MT
  • See program description here
“We The People”: The Making of a Constitution

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1972 Constitutional Convention

June 15-16, State Capitol – Helena Montana

Join the Constitutional Convention delegates, their descendants, legal scholars, political luminaries, historians, ConCon staffers, policy experts, and others for an exploration and celebration of Montana’s Constitution on the fiftieth anniversary of the Constitutional Convention.

Find the full agenda here. Attendance is free (except for optional box lunches) but registration is encouraged. Register here.

Follow this link for more information.

Celebrate Juneteenth!

The Montana Historical Society is hosting a three-part Juneteenth celebration on June 18 starting at 1:30 p.m. in the MHS auditorium. The nation’s newest federal holiday commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the U. S.

  • Saturday, June 18
  • 1:30 p.m., "Race and the Wild West," Lecture and book signing, MHS Auditorium
  • 3:00 p.m., Celebrating Juneteenth, MHS Front Lawn
  • 4:00 p.m., African American History Tour of Helena (advanced registration required)

Follow this link to learn more about the Juneteenth celebration.

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