Montana Historical Society

Big Sky ~ Big History

Museum and research center closed for renovations. For more info, call (406) 444-2694.

Forms and Documents: Download Library


Montana SHPO's forms, instructions, and other documentation is undergoing revision to align with new paperless data submittal. Please be patient while we update links to new resources. If you are unable to find what you need, reach out to and we may be able to send the file to you directly.


Consulting with Montana SHPO

Montana Cultural Resource Database User Guide

File Search / Cultural Data Requests

Smithsonian Numbers, Site Documentation & Survey

Historic Architecture Preservation / Tax Credits

National Register of Historic Places

Community Preservation / Certified Local Government

State-Owned Heritage Property Reporting


Montana SHPO Five Year Plan and Annual Reports
The Montana Historic Preservation Plan 2023-2027
Montana SHPO FY 2023 Annual Report of Activities
Reports and Studies
Investing in Montana: Montana's Historic Preservation Tax Credit
A Curriculum for Montana Archaeology and Prehistory
Created by Sara Scott, Archaeologist, Helena & Russ Ann Sisk, Teacher, Jim Darcy Elementary School, Helena, for use by the Montana Historical Society