Montana Treasures | The Helena Capital Rotunda Paintings

Four beautiful roundels adorn the interior of the Montana Capitol buildings elegant rotunda. Painted by the firm F. Pedretti’s Sons (who were responsible for many of the paintings in the Capitol) in 1902, each of the paintings depicts a characteristic “type” who played a role in Montana’s early development. They are: “The Indian Chief”, “The … Read more

Montana Heritage Center

It’s a groundbreaking day in Montana Heritage. By that I mean that Montana Historical Society has finally broken ground on their long-awaited new Heritage Center. This exciting new project will enable the Montana Historical Center to new and fuller stories of the state, including new exhibitions showcasing many of the treasures of the museum that … Read more

Montana Treasures | Clark Chateau

Clark Chateau | Butte, Montana

The stories of Butte in its heyday during the early years of the 20th Century are wild. Dozens of languages mingled, conspiracy and intrigue flourished, world-controlling tycoons rubbed shoulders with dirt-poor miners. The architecture of Uptown Butte is a testament to this variety. In a city of extremes, it’s hard to think of a building … Read more

Montana Treasures | Great Northern Carousel

Grey Wolf | Helena Carousel

Montana is the crown jewel of outdoor recreation. Our wide-open spaces lend themselves to spending every waking moment in nature, mountains tower over head, the sky is so large it seems to engulf the entire landscape, and there is a scenic overlook at nearly every turn. And yet, amidst all of the access to the … Read more

Montana and COVID-19

Working from Sagebrush Flats

I have friends scattered across the US and even a few making their homes in other countries. With the pandemic, our world has been thrown upside down. We are learning how to work remotely, how to function with increased isolation, and even how to maintain community amidst isolation. In Montana … we are lucky. Montana is … Read more