Montana Historical Society

Big Sky ~ Big History

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Hidden History Montana

MTHS, the Museums Association of Montana (MAM), and Preserve Montana (PMT) are collaborating on an exciting pilot project to promote Montana’s historic buildings and places. Hidden History Montana will offer a rolling series of one-day summer events where a town’s (or county’s) hidden historic places are open to the public for self-guided tours. Hidden History sites are generally located in homes, commercial, civic, and social club buildings, or on private land that is not normally open to the public. For example, a downtown tour could include tours of two or three historic homes, a Masonic Lodge meeting room, an interesting or important basement or attic in a historic buildings, a brothel, a time-capsule storefront, the historic fire station, and the offices/vault of a bank building.

This event is a great way to educate the public about your area’s history, raise funds, and promote all that your local historical society, museum, or arts and culture organization has to offer.

MTHS, MAM, and PMT will partner with up to 12 organizations (the first year) to provide tour planning best practices, print, website, and social media promotional support, and a small stipend for event supplies.

We’re still developing this program and want to hear from you. Email Christine Brown at for information.