Montana Historical Society
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.
At a significant point in Crow history, photographer Orlando Goff took a stately photograph of Chief Plenty Coups.
HELENA — What was it like for Chinese immigrants arriving in Montana?
Museum technician Vic Reiman adjusts the lighting in the Montana Historical Society's new Montana Territorial Legacy exhibit.
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?
In the 1950s amid New York City’s bustling art scene, a handsome, dark-eyed painter made his mark as an abstract expressionist.
John Henry “Gatling Gun” Parker earned his moniker by providing the covering fire for Teddy Roosevelt’s immortal assault on San Juan Hill.
COLUMBUS — Who knew?
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.”
ALDER GULCH – We’ve all seen the Hollywood movie, no?
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.
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.
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.
HELENA — A Senate committee on Wednesday tabled the bill that would have appropriated nearly $100 million in state cash for some new university system building projects and renovations and a new Montana Historical Society building.
HELENA — The House took a step Wednesday designed to make it easier to secure legislative passage of nearly $100 million for the proposed construction of new and renovated state buildings.
HELENA — The House Appropriations Committee on Friday approved issuing $75.5 million in bonds — or now possibly by paying with cash — for new buildings and renovations, mostly at state colleges and universities.
HELENA — The Montana House of Representatives on Tuesday will celebrate its 100th anniversary of the first legislative session held in the chambers in the west wing of the Capitol.
Abby Roberts only knew the basics of World War II before traveling to New Orleans in January.
HELENA — On a 4-2 vote Thursday, a legislative subcommittee approved a bill to issue nearly $100 million worth of bond to finance the construction of new university system buildings and a new Montana Historical Society museum.
HELENA — There was widespread support Monday for all but one of the nine proposed state building projects that would be funded by the state issuing nearly $100 million in bonds.