Join our alliance and help preserve Montana's historic places,
traditional landscapes, and cultural heritage.


The Montana Preservation Alliance once again invites Helena newcomers and long-time residents alike to discover the history of our Queen City in a whole new way. No docents. No schedule. You choose where to go and what to see. With two different self-guided tours this year, the MPA is offering participants a glimpse into historic buildings in the downtown area and beyond into rural areas of the valley. Read more . . .

The Montana Preservation Alliance’s newly released Path Less Traveled: Guide to Montana’s Hidden Rural Heritage gives casual day-trippers and diehard back roads junkies the maps they need to find and discover the history of more than 100 off-the-beaten-path historic sites nestled into the hillsides, mountains, and beautiful prairies of the Treasure State. This guide takes you down Montana’s uncrowded country roads to find everything from high mountain ghost towns and forest lookout towers to small town saloons, schools, churches, ranger stations, and post World War II landmarks. Read more . . .

Project Application

The Montana Preservation Alliance relies on concerned community members to help us find the place-based history that is most endangered in their community. By filling out an application you will help put your historic hotel, schoolhouse, barn, or landscape on our radar and better its chances of receiving preservation funds. Please follow the link below for more information on applying.

We respectfully remind applicants that our annual capacity is limited and that our denial of a project does not contest the historical significance of a building in any way.

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