Montana Historical Society

Big Sky ~ Big History

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

Public Programs and Events

The Montana Historical Society hosts public programs on a wide variety of topics relating to the Treasure State’s history and culture. Most programs take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. (excluding holidays and a summer break). Every fall the Society holds its annual Montana History Conference. Special lectures, exhibit openings, curator tours, and family programs also enliven the year.

Can’t make it? Watch the archived recording on the MHS YouTube Channel as well as a variety of great presentations.

Sign up to learn about upcoming programs.

April, 2024

Unless otherwise noted, recordings will be posted on the MTHS YouTube channel.

  • Thursday, April 25, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
    Diversity Day
    A Play by Gregory Hinton
    Performed by members of the Helena community
    The Myrna Loy
    15 N. Ewing St., Helena

    In 2010, the Missoula City Council heard six hours of public testimony about adding sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to the city’s non-discrimination ordinance. Join us for a free, hour-long, staged reenactment of excerpts from that testimony, followed by a discussion with the playwright and Heidi Wallace of EmpowerMT.

To arrange speakers for your group or organization, or other questions regarding public programs, contact Laura Marsh at (406) 444-4789 or