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  • MTHS Announces Free Public Programs for February

    DEB MITCHELL, Montana Historical Society|Feb 8, 2023

    Black History Month and Valentine's Day are guiding the February free public programs for the Montana Historical Society in a couple of unusual ways. On Feb. 9, join Kate Hampton, the director of the MTHS's Montana African American Heritage Resources Project, for a discussion on the history of several Montana laws that affected how Black residents were able to participate in society. Since the establishment of Montana Territory in 1864 through the present day, Montana has enforced laws and polic...

  • Celebrate the Holidays with Montana Historical Society

    DEB MITCHELL, Montana Historical Society|Nov 30, 2022

    Join the Montana Historical Society for holiday cheer on Saturday, Dec. 10 for a full day of fun. From 9 AM to 5 PM in our lobby at 225 No. Roberts in Helena, private collector Mike Smith will share 40 years of extraordinary Christmas treasure collecting. The 1860s to 1910s were the golden age of Santa Claus, when the focus of Christmas festivities shifted toward the celebration of the joy and imagination of the years of childhood. A rising middle class of consumers and a spectacular new method of color printing called chromolithography...

  • MTHS Showcases Veterans and Natives in November Programs

    DEB MITCHELL, Montana Historical Society|Nov 2, 2022

    The experiences of veterans throughout the years, the strength and leadership of Native women, and a modern Indigenous teenager’s journey to understand and appreciate her family’s rich heritage will be explored during the Montana Historical Society’s public programs in November. The Thursday programs run from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and are free at the Montana Historical Society, located at 225 No. Roberts in Helena. Those programs also are live streamed on the MTHS YouTube channel, then archived so they can be viewed at your leisure. Progr...

  • Pop-Up Exhibits Return to MT Historical Society

    DEB MITCHELL, Montana Historical Society|Aug 17, 2022

    Back by popular demand, the Montana Historical Society once again is asking collectors to show off their treasures during special monthly "pop-up" exhibits. The pop-up exhibits will be held on Second Saturdays this fall – Sept. 10, Oct.8, and Nov. 11 – in the lobby of the Montana Historical Society, 225 No. Roberts in Helena. The MTHS is searching for collectors who want to show off everything from telephones to toys, menus to matchboxes, bonnets to bandanas. "Last spring's pop-up exhibits were a big hit with our visitors, so we decided to do i...