Montana Historical Society

Big Sky. Big Land. Big History.

Many people contributed to the production of the Montana in the National Register playing cards. Here are a few:

Special acknowledgement of Jessica Bush, SHPO Compliance Officer, for being SHPO team leader for the project and keeping it on track. All SHPO staff participated in the making of the cards under her guidance and persistence. Special thanks to Steffany Meredyk for her work in creating the interactive story map.

Diane Gleba Hall, Montana Historical Society Graphic Designer extraordinaire, provided the necessary expertise and effort in transforming images and ideas to the design templates and dyes necessary for printing.

Photographers are credited with their images in the Montana in the National Register playing cards story map. Many of the images come from the SHPO National Register of Historic Places nomination files.  Special thanks to Dr. Tim Urbaniak of Billings, Montana Preservation Review Board member, for contributing the most images.  Also a shout-out to Pete Brown, SHPO Historic Architecture Specialist, who travelled to Wibaux and back one week to get many current photographs used.

The cards were printed under contract to the United States Playing Card Company of Erlanger, Kentucky, the makers of Bicycle brand playing cards.  Nikki Singson, USPCC Custom Sales Representative, skillfully walked us through the production process from beginning to end.

Inspiration for the Preservation 50 Montana in the National Register playing card deck and encouragement can be attributed in part to the Nevada Heritage playing cards project, led by the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (Rebecca Palmer, Nevada SHPO).

Montana SHPO acknowledges and gives credit to all private and public owners of Montana National Register-listed properties for their efforts in the recognition and preservation of Montana’s significant historic, archaeological, and traditional cultural properties. Thank you.

All funding for the Montana in the National Register playing card project derives from the Montana SHPO copies revenue account.

While no federal funding was used for the printing of these cards, the Montana State Historic Preservation Office program receives federal financial assistance for preservation of historic resources from the Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the National Park Service. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in its federally funded assisted programs. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240.