Montana in the National Register Playing Cards

Playing For Keeps


In 2016, the Montana State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) created this deck of playing cards to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The foundation of historic preservation programs nationwide, the Act created, among other important policies and programs, the National Register of Historic Places. Each card in our commemorative deck represents one Montana’s 56 counties, and each card features a historic property that has been listed in the National Register in that county. Together the playing card deck represents a cross-section of Montana’s significant historic, archaeological, and traditional cultural properties.


To view an interactive story map of the Montana in the National Register playing cards click on the image to the left, or click the link here.

Playing Card Proof Sheet

The Montana SHPO has created a limited number of Montana in the National Register playing card decks, which are available for purchase in the Montana Historical Society Museum Store. 
Please visit or call 406-444-2890 (1-800-243-9900 toll free) to order yours, or shop online at the Museum Store!

Back of Playing Card

About the Cards

Games to Play

Acknowledgements and Credits

Montana National Register of Historic Places

2016 Montana Preservation Poster