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

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

Preservation Book Club  

Featuring the literature of White Sulphur Springs and Central Montana hosted by scholars from across our state. Click on the link below in yellow to register. This is a free event.

September 9th from 5:30pm-6:45pm – Prairie Nocturne by Ivan Doig hosted by Dr. Mary Murphy & Jan Zauha

Armchair Chats 

Dates: October 28th – 29th
Virtual Platform: Zoom

Check back September 3rd for details about how to register.

Placer School Restoration Dinner

Join us September 11, 2021 at the Watson Event Center outside Townsend for a lively evening of conversation celebrating the Placer School near Winston and its heritage.

This event will support the restoration of the Placer School, one of Montana’s finest rural schoolhouses, and our continuing education program, training the next generation of traditional carpenters and masons through hands-on learning at historic sites.

Event Dates & Details

Date: September 11, 4pm-7:30pm MST
          4:00pm Cocktails and Conversation
          5:30pm Dinner
Location: Watson Event Center

Our event kicks off with a cocktails and conversations led by experts in their field, and a special presentation by Charlotte Caldwell, author of Visions and Voices: Montana’s One-Room Schoolhouses. Guests will join the table of their choice for engaging discussions on topics ranging from schoolhouse preservation techniques to dog training.

Come early to ensure you get first pick at the table of your choice!

Montana’s Historic Barns
Currents of Change
Restoration Carpentry 101
Traveling Writers
Changes in Cuba
Saving Ranches
Preserving Local Heritage
Exploring Montana’s Golf Courses
Stories of Rural Schools
Working Dogs
Legacy of a Sheep Rancher

Check back regularly to see a list of updated tables and hosts.

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
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