A Guide to Historic Lewistown
Lewistown Architectural History Featured in New Book
In conjunction with Lewistown's centennial year, the Montana Historical Society Press has published a book that allows even the most casual history buff to recognize and enjoy the stories left behind in the community's wealth of surviving architecture and landscapes.
A Guide to Historic Lewistown is written by Ellen and Ken Sievert, who have intimate knowledge of the community and are noted Montana historians and leaders in historic preservation efforts across the state. The Society book takes the reader from the early selection of the town site by the Métis settlers, who chose it because of the pure water of Spring Creek, through its major role in the development of central Montana to the coming of the homesteaders to today.
The guide book encourages people to experience history more fully by providing maps, historic photographs, and easily understood architectural information in a context that tells the broad story of Lewistown as it heads into its second century.
Lewistown is one of the best preserved communities in the state partly because many of its buildings in the city core were build with stone and executed primarily by skilled Croatian stonemasons who settled in the community at the turn of the century.
The guide takes people back in time and sets them on a journey that becomes uniquely their own in understanding Lewistown's special heritage.
The guide is part of the Society's Montana Mainstreets series that includes historic Virginia City, Glendive, Hamiltion, Kalispell, and Missoula. It can be ordered for $9.95 (plus shipping) by calling 1-800-243-9900.Order