Montana Historical Society

Big Sky ~ Big History

Conferences, Workshops, and Special Events

2023 History Conference

Mark your calendar now for Building on the Past, the 50th annual Montana History Conference, September 28-30, 2023 at the Delta Hotels Colonial in Helena.

As we eagerly await completion of our new museum addition, we’ll be looking back on 49 years of gatherings to talk about Montana history, while contemplating a wide range of fascinating Montana history topics. We invite proposals for lecture, interview, panel, and roundtable sessions. Please read the proposal guidelines and submit your proposal by March 5.

Guidelines Submit a Proposal

To email or U.S. mail your proposal, please download the proposal form and follow the mailing instructions on the form.

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

2023 History Conference Save the Date Card

Educator Workshops

Online Professional Development

Join fellow educators for discussions about resources and strategies for teaching Montana history and Indian Education for All. Sessions will be held the second Monday of the month January-March from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. via Zoom. Attendees may earn one OPI renewal unit.

February 13: Instructional Strategies You'll Love, led by Teacher Leader in Montana History Jennifer Graham

Join other inspired social studies teachers to discover new ways to increase student engagement and curiosity, including Collaborative Instructional Strategies (CIS). Implementing CIS in the classroom can support your classroom community, SEL skills and bring a level of engagement into classrooms that will keep students coming back for more! Bring your best strategies to share and leave with ready-to-apply techniques that you can immediately put into practice to enliven your social studies classroom. Register here.

March 13: Integrating Montana History across Disciplines, led by Teacher Leader in Montana History Cynthia Wilondek

History supports, strengthens, and enhances the study of all subject areas. Please join us this March for a practical and applicable discussion on how you can integrate Montana history into your subject area. All grade levels are welcome. Register here. 

Find archived Professional Development, which can also be taken for renewal credits, on our Professional Development page.

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.

Check Out Our Professional Development

Take a guided tour of MHS's Educator Resources or explore the Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons and the Montana History in 9 MORE Easy Lessons lecture series. Learn more.