Montana Historical Society to Present Heritage Center Vision – the State of Montana NewsRoom

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“Caring for our Past, Investing in our Future” is a three-part presentation Friday evening, Oct. 15, at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Big Sky.
The free program, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is a hybrid model in which people can attend online or in person.
Author Jeff Strickler will explore how the past is preserved in the origins of the names used to identify area landmarks. Through his sage humor and in-depth research, Dr. Strickler will discuss stories from his latest book “Bozeman’s Backyard: Names in the Madison, Gallatin & Bridger Ranges.”
Next, Molly Kruckenberg, director of the Montana Historical Society, will share her vision for the new awe-inspiring Montana Heritage Center, which is scheduled to open in 2024. Kruckenberg notes that time is what the Montana Historical Society is all about, but when a 70-year-old building threatens artifacts dating back to the Ice Age, it’s time to invest in the future.
“I will share the importance of preserving the objects that tell our stories, along with the latest on the Montana Heritage Center,” Kruckenberg said.
The third part of the program involves the Big Sky Historical Collection, which is a new digital storytelling platform launched by the Historic Crail Ranch Homestead Museum. It’s the only public museum in Big Sky, and is snowbound for half the year. Learn how to access the database and exhibits that feature local Big Sky History.
A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.
For more information, contact the performing arts center at [email protected] or 406/995-6345. To view online, go to []