Montana's Podcast on Place-Based History and Preservation
At Preserve Montana, our goal is to educate and inspire our listeners to become more involved with historic preservation. Through this dynamic project, we are able to host some of the state’s most prominent minds to share important, intriguing, and ground-breaking stories from the field of preservation and more.
Episode 10: Shared History: Historical Sites on Public Lands
Heritage Resources Program Manager Dr. Rachel Reckin describes just a few of the culturally and historically significant state parks in Montana and we learn that an NHL might not have anything to do with ice hockey. Along the way she talks about glass eggs, kidnapping, the Missouri headwaters, trapping, trading, and the importance of a Montana perspective: “leave it like you found it.”
Episode 9: Butte, America? Butte, World!
Ellen Crain, Director of the Butte-Silverbow Public Archives in Montana, describes the incredible diversity of people and cultures in this once booming mining town. We’ll also highlight a special, ongoing project acknowledging the contributions of several ethnic groups in Butte over the past century.
Episode 8: Buildings Come and Go, but Newspaper Records Last
Heritage Preservation Officer Pam Attardo shares the rich history of the Brannin family and their many children growing up on their ranch at Silver City, Montana; along with a remarkable sojourn from New Mexico, a dude-ranch in Sweetgrass County, and a surprising connection to Billy the Kid.
Episode 7: Preservation over Predetermination
The youths. Are they participating in preservation, or aren’t they? And what exactly is the age of a “young” preservationist these days? On this week’s episode, we’ll speak to Young Preservationists Association Executive Director Matthew Craig to get his perspective on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to including marginalized voices in the field.
Episode 6: The Last Best Placer
During this special out-of-studio recording session, 46° North sits down with two alumni of the Placer School. Bob and Barbara Marks (nee Myles) recall a 1930s childhood, and Gayanne Masolo talks about being the current owner of this historic schoolhouse.
Episode 5: Indigenous Peoples and Archeology
To grow a better understanding of our First Peoples, archeologist Carl Davis sits down with the Preserve Montana team to question the notion of “pre-history” and help bridge the gap between modern advances and ancient indigenous cultures.
Episode 4: It Happened in Montana
With nearly 450 schoolhouses documented as part of our Big Sky Schoolhouse Survey, Jim Greene and Martha Vogt have been our longest-serving volunteers. In this episode, they share some of their favorite stories from the road, the value or their work, and what it has taught them about Montanan’s passion for history.
Episode 3: Rural Preservation at Large (Really Large)
As the fourth largest state in the United States, Montana is full of distant and rural communities. This week, Interpretive Historian Christine Brown shares with us the challenges, rewards, and value of preserving history in some of our state’s smallest towns.
Episode 2: Preservation by Design
During this week’s episode, preservation architect Lesley Gilmore tells us a little about the history of preservation as a field and the unique ways in which history is saved throughout Big Sky Country.
Episode 1: Preserve Montana, Explained
On this first ever episode of 46° North, Preserve Montana Executive Director Chere Jiusto discusses our 33-year history and the many ways that our mission to protect place-based history has impacted Montana.
46° North: The Trailer
Host and producer Clare Menahan invites you to start listening to 46° North, a podcast about historic preservation, place-based history, and restoration.
Hope for Inspiration
At Preserve Montana our goal is to educate and inspire our listeners to become more involved with historic preservation. Through this dynamic project we are able to host prominent minds to share important, intriguing, and ground-breaking stories from in the field of preservation and more.