Reimagine Montana Art Exhibit
Jun
30
Jul 30

Reimagine Montana Art Exhibit

  • Holter Museum of Art

We are so excited to announce the opening of our Reimagine Montana traveling art exhibit at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena.  The exhibit opens on June 30 and will run through July 30, 2017. See more than 30 new works of art that reinterpret five of Montana's most historic places. Admission is free and open to the public, Tues to Saturday, 10:30 am to 5:30 pm; Sun., Noon to 4 pm. Click here for full details of the exhibit, including a list of artists represented and exhibit dates/locations for the rest of 2017. 

Reimagine Montana Art Exhibit
Aug
1
Sep 10

Reimagine Montana Art Exhibit

  • Traveler's Rest State Park

We are so excited to announce the opening of our Reimagine Montana traveling art exhibit at Traveler's Rest State Park in Lolo.  The exhibit opens on August 1 and will run through September 10, 2017. See more than 30 new works of art that reinterpret five of Montana's most historic places, including Traveler's Rest. Admission is free and open to the public, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm daily. Click here for full details of the exhibit, including a list of artists represented and exhibit dates/locations for the rest of 2017. 


Preservation Training in Glacier National Park
Jul
17
Jul 20

Preservation Training in Glacier National Park

  • Wheeler Camp

A limited number of openings are available for this hands-on preservation training course in Glacier National Park. The training is free, however, lodging and meals are not provided.

The Vanishing Treasures Program is partnering with Glacier National Park, Glacier National Park Conservancy, The Montana Preservation Alliance, and A&E Architects to offer a hands-on preservation workshop at Glacier National Park’s Wheeler Camp on Lake McDonald. The workshop will include presentations on historic preservation principles, appropriate treatments for historic glass and wood windows, and the history of the Wheeler Camp. The majority of the workshop will be conducted in the field and dedicated to hands-on preservation of historic elements, led by Historic Preservation Specialist Al Williams of Historic Preservation Services LLC, the Montana Preservation Alliance, and A&E architects.

 

 

Preservation Training in Glacier National Park
Jul
10
Jul 13

Preservation Training in Glacier National Park

  • Wheeler Camp

A limited number of openings are available for this hands-on preservation training course in Glacier National Park. The training is free, however, lodging and meals are not provided.

The Vanishing Treasures Program is partnering with Glacier National Park, Glacier National Park Conservancy, The Montana Preservation Alliance, and A&E Architects to offer a hands-on preservation workshop at Glacier National Park’s Wheeler Camp on Lake McDonald. The workshop will include presentations on historic preservation principles, appropriate treatments for historic glass and wood windows, and the history of the Wheeler Camp. The majority of the workshop will be conducted in the field and dedicated to hands-on preservation of historic elements, led by Historic Preservation Specialist Al Williams of Historic Preservation Services LLC, the Montana Preservation Alliance, and A&E architects.

 

 

Reimagine Montana Art Exhibit
May
30
12:00 pm12:00

Reimagine Montana Art Exhibit

  • Bozeman Public Library

We are so excited to announce the opening of our Reimagine Montana traveling art exhibit at the Bozeman Public Library Atrium Gallery. The exhibit opens on September 14 and will run through October 1, 2017. See more than 30 new works of art that reinterpret five of Montana's most historic places. Admission is free and open to the public, Mon. to Thurs., 10 am to 8 pm, Friday 10 am to 6 pm, Sat., 10 am to 5 pm, Sun., 1 pm to 5 pm. Click here for full details of the exhibit, including a list of artists represented and exhibit dates/locations for the rest of 2017. 

Reimagine Montana Art Exhibit
May
24
Jun 26

Reimagine Montana Art Exhibit

  • NorthWestern Energy Education Center

We are so excited to announce the opening of our Reimagine Montana traveling art exhibit at NorthWestern Energy’s First Floor Education Center on 11 E. Park St. in Uptown Butte.   The exhibit opened on May 24th and will run through June 26, 2017. See more than 30 new works of art that reinterpret five of Montana's most historic places. Admission is free and open to the public, 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Click here for full details of the exhibit, including a list of artists represented and exhibit dates/locations for the rest of 2017. 

Celebrating Central School: Its History and A Vision for the Future
Jan
9
12:00 pm12:00

Celebrating Central School: Its History and A Vision for the Future

  • Montana Historical Society, Boo Auditorium

Join the Montana Preservation Alliance (MPA) and special guests for a public meeting on Helena's most historic school - Central School and the Seventh Avenue Gym. Montana Historical Society Interpretive Historian Ellen Baumler will look back to the property's origins as an early-day cemetery, K-12 school designed by architect George Carsley, and community anchor in the downtown and east side neighborhoods. MPA Architect Dustin Kalanick and CTA Group Preservation Architect Lesley Gilmore will share cost information and floor plans for a 21st Century renovated Central School alongside case studies of how other historic schools in seismic zones across the West have been rejuvenated to serve as safe, inviting, high-functioning historic schools. Time for discussion, questions, and comments will follow.

Identical meetings will be held at Noon and 7 pm on January 9th. 

Montana Downtown Conference
Oct
5
Oct 7

Montana Downtown Conference

This year the Montana Downtown Coalition conference will be hosted in Butte and coordinated by Mainstreet Uptown Butte with collaboration from the Butte Local Development Corporation, Butte-Silver Bow CVB with major support from the Butte TBID and the Butte Urban Revitalization Agency. The organizers are excited to welcome keynote speaker Laura Torchio, Deputy Director of Transportation Initiatives with Project for Public Spaces.

ABCs and 123s of Schoolhouse Preservation
Sep
10
9:00 am09:00

ABCs and 123s of Schoolhouse Preservation

  • Helena

Helena, Various locations

Many schoolhouse owners dream of breathing new life into their building, but they just aren’t sure where to start or what to do next. This all-day workshop, funded by a grant from the Historic Preservation Education Fund, will address the basics of preserving small, rural schoolhouses. Using the wood-frame Unionville Schoolhouse south of Helena, and the stone Placer Schoolhouse in Broadwater County as case studies, this event will guide you through the process of assessing your schoolhouse, phasing and prioritization, addressing common problems, and finding resources for your restoration project. Attendees will also participate in a hands-on clean up activity at the Placer School. Lunch included.

The workshop will be led by: Cathy Bickenheuser, US Forest Service Region 1 Preservation Crew Leader; and Dustin Kalanick, (AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C), Restoration Director/Staff Architect fir the Montana Preservation Alliance. 

To register online visit our Workshop page or call 406-457-2822.

Participants should meet at 8:45 am on Sept. 10 at MPA Headquarters, 120 Reeder's Alley, Helena.

 

Montana Preservation Road Show
Jun
1
Jun 4

Montana Preservation Road Show

  • Old Roosevelt School

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, the most visionary action in our nation’s history to protect our irreplaceable heritage. In honor of this milestone, MPA is planning a Preservation Road Show that will outshine them all. So, grab your walking shoes, hop on the tour bus, and join us next June in Red Lodge, Montana! Ride along with historians, authors, preservationists, archaeologists and tribal experts as we visit ancient rock art sites, historic trails, barns, churches, ranger stations, school houses, downtown storefronts, and more. 

Hand Raised: The Barns of Montana Lecture
May
12
7:00 pm19:00

Hand Raised: The Barns of Montana Lecture

  • All Seasons Inn

The historic barns of Montana are a threatened part of our heritage. To capture their history and encourage their preservation, Chere Jiusto, Christine Brown and photographer Tom Ferris collaborated on the award-winning book Hand Raised: Historic Barns of Montana, released by Montana Historical Society Press in 2012. Chere Jiusto and Christine Brown have dedicated their careers to preserving Montana's historic places, as director and education director with the Montana Preservation Alliance. MPA championed this decade-long project, which traces the agricultural history of Big Sky Country and celebrates the craftsmanship that went into building these icons of rural life. This conversation includes an overview of Montana's barn-building history, stunning photographs of barns from across the state, and the stories attached to some of Montana's most memorable, photogenic, and historic barns.

Great Saves Montana Preservation Celebration
May
4
12:00 pm12:00

Great Saves Montana Preservation Celebration

Historic Preservation Month Celebration Starts in Missoula

MPA is kicking off National Historic Preservation Month with a fast-paced and fun celebration in downtown Missoula. The event celebrates 100 Years of the National Park Service, 50 years of the National Historic Preservation Act, and 27 years of the Missoula Historic Preservation program.

Special guest speakers include Jennifer Buddenborg, Senior Field Officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation. Jennifer will offer a national perspective on the history of preserving heritage places. Kate Hampton of the State Historic Preservation Office will feature slides of shining examples of Great Saves in downtown Missoula. And, MPA's own Chere Jiusto, will present a compelling slideshow featuring 50 years of Great Saves of historic buildings and places across Montana.

The whirlwind one-hour presentation will end with an overview of preservation resources and tools, a quick tour of the Elk’s Building, and photo opportunities at historic Missoula buildings with “This Place Matters” signage. The event is free and open to the public. Brown bag lunches welcome. 

Preservation Revolution: Revolving Funds & Other Tools for Saving Historic Buildings
Mar
10
1:00 pm13:00

Preservation Revolution: Revolving Funds & Other Tools for Saving Historic Buildings

  • Hotel Arvon

Museums Association of Montana Annual Conference

Special guest Mary Anthony, Executive Director of the 1772 Foundation, who is leading a nationwide effort to build revolving funds for historic preservation, will be joined by CTA’s Historic Architect Lesley Gilmore, and Chere Jiusto, Executive Director of the Montana Preservation Alliance, for a workshop on 21st century approaches to preserving historic buildings. Hosted in the Father Oliver room of the fabulous Hotel Arvon. As a bonus, we will tour this former livery stable – Great Falls’ newest hotel in the city’s oldest building. Registration at the door. Suggested Donation to Museums Association of Montana.

 

Sep
23
5:30 pm17:30

2015 Preservation Excellence Awards

  • Shane Lalani Center for the Arts

Join us for our annual year in review and help us give a hearty round of applause to another inspiring group of outstanding preservationists from across the state!  A casual reception with hors d'oeuvers, friends, and more talk of future preservation efforts will precede the ceremony. Open to the public. 

Reeder's Alley Block Party!
Jun
11
6:00 pm18:00

Reeder's Alley Block Party!

Party time in Reeder's Alley June 11, 6 pm to 9 pm! Come on up to Reeder's Alley and check out all the new improvements and fun things happening in the alley. Hike on up to the top of the alley (before the bridge!) to visit with MPA staff, browse our collection of historic barn photography by Tom Ferris, and enjoy a sweet treat!

Apr
2
Apr 5

Montana Archeological Society Conference

57th Annual Meeting
Chico Hot Springs, Pray, MT

The annual meeting of Montana archaeologists is always an adventure and this year at Chico Hot Springs, organizers have a an excellent line up of workshops, meetings, and even a tour to the amazing Anzick site lined up in this stellar Paradise Valley setting.

Feb
19
3:00 pm15:00

Governor's Humanities Awards

State Capitol Rotunda, Helena.

Since 1984, Humanities Montana has honored excellence in the humanities in Montana. In 1995, Governor Marc Racicot and Humanities Montana (then the Montana Committee for the Humanities) conferred the first Montana Governor's Humanities Awards at a ceremony in Missoula. Six Montanans will be recognized during the 2015 Governor’s Humanities Awards Ceremony. Governor Steve Bullock will officiate.

Governor's Historic Preservation Awards
Jan
23
2:30 pm14:30

Governor's Historic Preservation Awards

Myrna Loy Center, 15 North Ewing

Join the Montana Historical Society in honoring this year's Historic Preservation Award winners and the properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places during the past biennium.  Special guest presenter to be announced. Reception to follow. For more information, visit: http://mhs.mt.gov/shpo.

Museum Day at the Capitol
Jan
7
10:00 am10:00

Museum Day at the Capitol

The Museums Association of Montana will display information about Montana's many excellent arts and culture museums in the State Capitol Rotunda. Please visit and show your support for these amazing institutions.