MHS Staff Picks

Explore the DigitalVault
The DigitalVault is a new online resource for artifacts, photographs, maps, letters, newspaper articles, and other types of resources.
Did you miss the 2018 Montana History Conference in Billings?
Listen to the session recordings on SoundCloud.
Montana Mainlines
Montana Mainlines, the Society’s State Historic Preservation Office’s 2018 poster, recognizes the enduring impact of railroads on Montana history. To receive your free copy, contact SHPO at or call us at 406-444-7715. Forward into the past!
Montana Place Names
Use this interactive map to explore the stories behind the names of Montana towns and cities, geographic features, parks and battlefields, properties on the National Register of Historic Places, and more. A companion site to the Montana Historical Society Press book, Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman, written by MHS staff and drawing on the expertise of historians from around the state.
2018 SHPO Annual Report of Activities
See what your Society’s Historic Preservation staff have been up to lately!
Montana's African American Heritage Resources
Explore the story maps, property inventories, lesson plans, census information, essays, first-person narratives, photographs, manuscript collections, and artifacts that help tell the story of Montana’s African American heritage.
PRESERVATION MONTANA: The Montana Historic Preservation Plan 2018-2022
State Preservation Plans, prepared every five years for Montana by the State Historic Preservation Office, serve as a guide for state and local preservation efforts by everyone. With its background, goals, objectives and recommended activities, the Plan is an important tool in setting priorities for the investment of human and financial resources in the preservation of our significant historic, archaeological and traditional cultural places in Montana.
Connect with Montana The Magazine of Western History on Facebook
Visit our Facebook page for more information on topics and authors explored in our award-winning quarterly journal.
Digitized Montana Newspapers Online
Montana Newspapers and Chronicling America are two freely accessible resources designed specifically for digitized newspapers, offering improved search, browse, display, downloading and printing.