Every two years, the Montana Historical Society’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) hosts the Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony. Certificates of registration are given to Montana properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places within the past two years. The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s cultural resources worthy of preservation.
The Montana Historical Society’s State Historic Preservation Office recently announced five recipients of Montana Historic Preservation Awards for 2023: Historian Dr. Ellen Baumler (Outstanding Contributions to Historic Preservation), Historian Chere Jiusto (Outstanding Contributions to Historic Preservation), the Como Schoolhouse Corporation (Outstanding Historic Preservation Stewardship, the Como School in Ravalli County), Grove & Company, LLC (Outstanding Local Preservation Project, F.M. Mack General Store in Augusta), and Fagg Family Properties, LLC and HGFA Architects (Outstanding Historic Preservation Rehabilitation Project – Governor’s Award, the Kate Fratt Memorial Parochial School in Billings).
These awards, as well as certificates for owners of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places in the past two years, will be presented in a biennial ceremony and catered reception to be held in the Myrna Loy Center, 15 North Ewing, in Helena on May 5 beginning at 2:00 pm. Lt. Governor Kristen Juras and MHS Director Molly Kruckenberg will assist State Historic Preservation Officer Pete Brown in the presentations. The event is open to the public.