Montana Historical Society

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Conferences, Workshops, and Special Events

50th Annual Montana History Conference

Building on the Past, the 50th annual Montana History Conference, was held in Helena, September 28-30 at the Delta Colonial Hotel, the same location as the first conference in 1974. Thank you to all (350+ people!) who attended and to our many talented presenters who spent much time and effort to bring their research to the public. As always, the conference also provided much time for learning, networking, and making new connections among disciplines. We could not offer this conference without the generous assistance of our many sponsors. Thank you again to the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation and Helena’s Valley Bank and Opportunity Bank. In addition, we could not pull this off without fantastic support from the Montana Office of Public Instruction, the Charles Redd Center, the Foundation for Montana History, Bureau of Land Management, Vital Energy Chiropractic, and artist Becky Eiker.

51st Annual Montana History Conference

As you know, Montana history has endless avenues to develop and explore, which is why we're not stopping at 50! Mark your calendar for next year in Great Falls, Sept. 26-28, 2024 at the Heritage Inn. Stay tuned for details.

If you missed the conference, couldn’t make it to one of the concurrent sessions, or just want to revisit one of the many interesting topics, click here to view the list of recordings and watch the slideshow or video presentations on YouTube.

If you missed our previous History Conferences, you can find past conference programs or listen to session recordings here.

Educator Workshops

2023-24 Monday Meet-Ups (Online)

Join colleagues on the second Monday of the month, September-November and January-March, from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. for a series of online sharing sessions around a variety of social studies topics. These sessions will NOT be recorded. Attend all six sessions to earn six renewal units or attend individual sessions to earn one renewal unit each. Find more information on our Professional Development page

Additional Online Professional Development

Find archived professional development, which can be taken for renewal credits, on our Professional Development page. Offerings include a guided tour of MTHS's Educator Resources and two lecture series: Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons and the Montana History in 9 MORE Easy Lessons. 

Bring a Montana Teacher Leader to Your Community!

Take advantage of our extraordinary Teacher Leaders in History program. Eleven elementary and middle school teachers from across the state, who have received training on the Montana Historical Society resources and are versed in best practices for history education, are available to provide professional development. Looking for a presenter at your school? Learn more.