46° North

Montana's Podcast on Place-Based History & 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.

Episodes

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.

On this first ever episode of 46° North, PMT Executive Director Chere Jiusto discusses our 33-year history and the many ways that our mission to protect place-based history has impacted Montana.

During this weeks 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 3: Rural Preservation at Large (Really Large)

As the fourth largest state in the US, 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 states smallest towns.

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.

To grow a better understanding of our First People’s, 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.

During this special out of studio recording session, 46° North sits down with several alumni of the Placer School. Bob & Barbara Marks (nee Myles) recall a 1930s childhood, and Gayanne Masolo talks about being the current owner of this historic schoolhouse. 

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.