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June 05, 2014
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MONTANA HISTORY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GRANT AWARDS STATEWIDE
For Immediate Release Contact: Amy Sullivan
June 3, 2014 406-449-3770
Montana History Foundation Announces Recipients of Preserve Montana Fund Grant Program
$75,000 in Funds Granted to Montana History Projects
The Montana History Foundation (MHF), a statewide nonprofit committed to the preservation of Montana’s past, announced the awarding of grants to 17 projects across the state as part of its Preserve Montana Fund, a fund established to protect the historic legacy of communities across the state.
The projects funded range from capturing oral histories in Sidney before they are lost to the dramatic changes of the Bakken oil boom to repairing a wind-damaged historic structure at Fort Assinniboine in Havre to replacing windows in a one-room school house in Huson. The projects funded fell into four categories: one-room schoolhouses, collections/artifacts, buildings/structures and oral histories.
“MHF is pleased to be able to offer funding to protect the future of Montana’s past. We recognize the urgency and importance of preserving Montana’s way of life and are glad we can help,” MHF Chairman Bruce Parker said.
MHF received 46 applications requesting $199,592 in grant funds for total project costs worth $727,457. Representatives from MHF, the Montana State Library, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Montana Preservation Alliance ranked the applications and made recommendations to the MHF Board of Directors for funding.
MHF is able to offer this funding thanks to the support of numerous donors including The Mary Alice Fortin Foundation, Inc. and Charlotte Caldwell through her truly extraordinary book: Visions and Voices: Montana’s One Room School Houses. MHF is very grateful for their support!
This year’s grant recipients are as follows: Applicant
Bert Mooney Airport
Restore the Charles Lindbergh hangar to its original condition.
Deer Lodge Development Group, Inc.
Emergency roof repairs to Hotel Deer Lodge.
Fort Assinniboine Preservation Association, Inc.
Replace porch that was blown off of the South Double Guard Stable.
Highlands College/Montana Tech
Create, distribute & archive filmed oral history interviews w/Montana history makers from 1965 – 1980 with 30+ filmed oral histories.
History Dept, Carroll College
Purchase two digital recorders, recording software, USB digital interface, two tripods, and two carrying cases for recorders for oral history recording.
Holt, Sierra Stoneberg
Reroof Tallow Creek School.
Monarch Neihart Historical Group
Replace roof on the 1902 Great Northern Train Depot. Provide structural support to the north wall. Reverse inappropriate alterations to the building.
Montana Historical Society
Add 1,300 images, 650 each from Huffman and Cameron, to the MT Memory Project.
Montana Preservation Alliance
Create Big Sky Rural Preservation Program to build database, set priorities, establish criteria, and organize rural survey and restoration assistance processes. Program will begin with one-room schoolhouses.
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