Preservation Events

The best way to learn and preserve Montana’s heritage, land, and places is by getting involved. Stay up to date on preservation events including workshops, tours, conferences, and more.

Preservation Road Show

After the disappointment of our canceled conference in 2020, the biennial Preservation Road Show is back and better than ever. Beginning in June participants will have the ability to use the newly created Explore Montana app, participate in a monthly book club, attend an open-air movie night in White Sulphur Springs, and engage with some of preservation’s biggest voices during Armchair Chats.

Preservation Event - Road Show

Events & Activities

Beginning in June – Download the Explore Montana app to visit heritage sites in Meagher County and beyond. Available on Apple and Android devices now.

Book Club – 5:30 p.m.
May 13th – Montana’s Hot Springs written and hosted by Jeff Birkby
June 10th – Black Cherries by Grace Stone Coats hosted by Kay Satre
July 8th – Selected Works of Walt Coburn hosted by Tim Lehman
August 12th – Born to Be by Taylor Gordon hosted by Randi Tanglen
September 9th – Prairie Nocturne by Ivan Doig hosted by Dr. Mary Murphy & Jan Zauha

Mid-Summer – Movie Night
Hosted at the Strand Theatre in White Sulphur Springs in conjunction with the Meagher County Historical Society and The Strand Theatre, the evening’s feature film will be The Ballad of Lefty Brown.

 

Armchair Chats 
October 28th – 29th

– Politics of Preservation hosted by Barb Pahl and Rock Ringling
– Community Driven Preservation hosted by Chere Jiusto & Bill Pullman
– Rural Preservation hosted by Sarah Calhoun and Laura Nowlin
– Rural Schools hosted by Charlotte Caldwell and Madeline Westrom
– White Sulphur Springs Over Time hosted by Carroll Van West and Helen Hanson
– Tribal Discussion hosted by Gerald Gray, Marcia Pablo, and Chere Jiusto

Window Restoration Workshop

Join PMT in restoring historic wood windows in one of Montana’s most well-preserved boomtowns. Each student will receive their own window which will be used as a learning tool. Participants will have the chance to restore from start to finish.

This event is being held in partnership with the National Park Service.

Event Dates & Details

Dates: August 2nd to 6th
Location: Virginia City, Montana
Lodging Reserved for Participants

Due to lodging capacity and recent circumstances, only 10 spaces are available in this training and registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. All tools and materials will be provided by Preserve Montana.  

Looking for More Preservation Resources?

Preservation Events are a great way to learn more, but sometimes building owners, local historians, and architectural professionals need additional resources. Using the link below you can learn more about the restoration services we provide and how they can help serve you and your historic place. 

Preservation Event - Window Restoration Workshops
Preservation Event - Big Arm, Montana