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Historical Society sees support at legislative hearing

Historical Society sees support at legislative hearing

HELENA — Supporters of a bill funding the Montana Heritage Center, a new home for the Montana Historical Society, told legislators Tuesday that new and renovated facilities would provide the protection and space needed for thousands of pieces of history.

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Cowboy artist Charlie Russell painted stories you could feel

Cowboy artist Charlie Russell painted stories you could feel

Almost every Montanan knows the name of the cowboy artist Charlie Russell.

January 26, 2015 12:15 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Century of Montana history in new school name

Gazette opinion: Century of Montana history in new school name

Joe Medicine Crow is a World War II hero, a highly honored Montana historian and the first scholar to thoroughly document the Crow people’s story from buffalo culture to modern times.

January 26, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Donors show support for Montana Historical Society by opening their wallets

Donors show support for Montana Historical Society by opening their wallets

HELENA — When the legislative session begins in January, the Montana Historical Society will have cash and financial pledges to demonstrate public support for a new building to better house portions of the state’s history.

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Museum technician Vic Reiman

Museum technician Vic Reiman

Museum technician Vic Reiman adjusts the lighting in the Montana Historical Society's Montana Territorial Legacy exhibit.

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Historical Society to archive radio program

HELENA — The Montana Historical Society will archive 150 episodes of a long-running public-radio program that interviews notable state figures and regular folks.

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Supreme court clerk proposes naming museum after Betty Babcock

Supreme court clerk proposes naming museum after Betty Babcock

HELENA — Supreme Court Clerk Ed Smith said he will seek support for legislation to name the proposed Montana Heritage Center after former First Lady Betty Babcock.

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Guest opinion: C.M. Russell legacy lives on in his adopted state

Guest opinion: C.M. Russell legacy lives on in his adopted state

The buffalo bull’s head crafted by cowboy artist Charlie Russell is a Montana symbol that has become more visible this year with the sesquicentennial of Russell’s birth. He would have been 150 on March 19.

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150 years ago, four weary miners discovered gold, which would lead to the founding of the Queen City

150 years ago, four weary miners discovered gold, which would lead to the founding of the Queen City

HELENA — The sound of gold nuggets ringing in a prospector’s pan on the night of July 14, 1864, rang in the birth of Helena, which grew from a mining claim into Montana’s state capital.

July 13, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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Crow photo collection finds a home with Montana Historical Society

Crow photo collection finds a home with Montana Historical Society

At a significant point in Crow history, photographer Orlando Goff took a stately photograph of Chief Plenty Coups.

June 06, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Project aims to brings stories of Chinese in Montana to light

Project aims to brings stories of Chinese in Montana to light

HELENA — What was it like for Chinese immigrants arriving in Montana?

June 01, 2014 10:30 am Photos

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Historical Society showing off 'Montana Territorial Legacy'

Historical Society showing off 'Montana Territorial Legacy'

HELENA — What are the things we carry? And what are the things that Montana ancestors carried and so cherished that they gifted them to the Montana Historical Society?

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The other De Niro was renowned abstract expressionst artist

The other De Niro was renowned abstract expressionst artist

In the 1950s amid New York City’s bustling art scene, a handsome, dark-eyed painter made his mark as an abstract expressionist.

May 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Montana soldiers stood out in World War I battle

John Henry “Gatling Gun” Parker earned his moniker by providing the covering fire for Teddy Roosevelt’s immortal assault on San Juan Hill.

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Big project for 'small museum, small town'

Big project for 'small museum, small town'

COLUMBUS — Who knew?

July 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Montana Historical Society gets grant to organize Metcalf collection

Montana Historical Society gets grant to organize Metcalf collection

HELENA — The Montana Historical Society is going a little Hollywood with its historic collection of films and still photographs that will help tell the story of Sen. Lee Metcalf and his contributions to what he helped make “The Last Best Place.”

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Virginia City celebrates 150th anniversary of first strike

Virginia City celebrates 150th anniversary of first strike

ALDER GULCH – We’ve all seen the Hollywood movie, no?

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Guest opinion: Let’s recognize value of Montana’s tourism industry

Guest opinion: Let’s recognize value of Montana’s tourism industry

If 2013 is like last year, Montanans can expect to welcome more than 5 million travelers this summer and close to 11 million throughout the full year. This is great news for thousands of small businesses around the state.

May 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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New Historical Society building not funded again

New Historical Society building not funded again

HELENA — The Montana Historical Society came up empty again in its attempt to obtain money from the Legislature to proceed with plans to build its new Montana Heritage Center.

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Billings and Missoula college building projects added to bill

Billings and Missoula college building projects added to bill

HELENA -- The Senate on Monday backed the long-range building bill paid for by cash and added back two university system projects that had been stripped out last week.

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