Montana Heritage Center

February 24th, 2022

The Montana Heritage Center captures the grandeur of the Treasure State by celebrating the natural features, diverse cultures, and stories of our past. After years of consensus building and careful design, the new home for the Montana Historical Society will include expanded museum exhibits; educational classrooms and a public event center; an enhanced research center; plus a café, outdoor courtyard and rooftop terrace. Visitors from across Montana and the world will experience state-of-the-art displays of our ever-expanding collections, only steps away from the Capitol building.
Construction activities started in Fall 2020, and the project is scheduled for completion in Winter 2024/2025.

The Craney Studio, a state of the art presentation, recording and live streaming media facility, will be located in the new event center of the Montana Heritage Center. The Greater Montana Foundation provided a grant of $600,000 very early in the process to support this project and fund the Craney Studio. The Montana Historical Society is also home to the E.B. Craney Film and Media Archives.

To donate to the project, click here.

General Grants

General grants are available for nonprofits and others: for film, TV programs, documentaries, videos, webinars, etc. with applications due annually on April 1 and awards made in June.

Commercial Grants

A major goal for GMF’s founder, Ed Craney was to improve commercial broadcasting in the state. There is no deadline for grant applications from commercial stations if you can demonstrate that this is an urgent and critical issue & production is time-limited