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Our Projects

In addition to our Most Endangered Places program, Preservation Excellence Awards, Preservation Team Workshops, and Preserve Montana newsletter, MPA takes on a variety of grant funded and contract projects that further our mission to save and protect Montana's historic places.

Montana Preservation Road Show

The best way to learn about history is to see where it happened.

Industrial Architecture Grants
MPA and JM Kaplan Fund Industrial Architecture Grants

Saving Montana's historic industrial

Of Sage & Stone

Back Roads Guide to Southwest Montaan Heritage & Culture

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Hand Raised: The Barns of Montana by Chere Jiusto and Christine Brown. Photography by Tom Ferris.

Raising awareness of Montana's icons of agriculture through compelling histories and and stunning photographs of beautiful barns.

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Montana Battlefields Inventory

Recording and assessing threats to Montana battlefields, big and small

Past Projects

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Montana Touchstone Project

Saving Rural Heritage Through Education and Capacity Building

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Inventory and Evaluation Projects
Glacier & Yellowstone National Parks

St. Wenceslaus Church Restoration

Working to preserve and reuse Montana's country churches


Restoration Projects

Assisting with planning, restoration, and reuse of historic properties

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Charting the Nez Perce Trail in Central Montana

Documenting the flight of the Nez Perce through the Upper Missouri Breaks National Monument and beyond

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National Register of Historic Places Nominations



MPA produces a membership newsletter, holds public meetings and creates presentations that increase public awareness of and appreciation for Montana's fragile cultural heritage, while promoting a broad range of historic preservation activities.

MPA speaks on behalf of historic preservation at the local, state, and federal levels. We coordinate a statewide information network, organize rallies supporting the preservation of threatened historic resources, and lobby in support of legislation which provides protection and preservation incentives for historic places.

MPA's volunteer historians, architects, city planners and other preservation-related professionals offer timely, direct assistance in a variety of locally tailored forms ranging from limited advisory services for specific historic sites to in-depth weekend workshops focusing on heritage tourism, downtown revitalization, local historic preservation planning, and other preservation-related topics. Several rural communities, such as Virginia City, Malta, Havre, Lewistown, Winnet, Charlo, Joplin, Big Sky, Superior and Fort Benton have benefitted from MPA's Technical Assistance Program.






MPA • 120 Reeder's Alley, Helena, MT 59601 • (406) 457-2822 info@preservemontana.org