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Construction has begun! We held a groundbreaking / groundblessing ceremony on September 2. The next step is permanently closing the block of 6th Avenue between N Roberts St. and N Sanders St so that construction can begin on the new FWP ADA parking and foundation for the new expansion.



Click the image below to see more photos of the construction progress!



Construction has begun! We held a groundbreaking / groundblessing ceremony on September 2. The next step is permanently closing the block of 6th Avenue between N Roberts St. and N Sanders St so that construction can begin on the new FWP ADA parking and foundation for the new expansion.


  • Sanders to temporarily close.

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    22 Jan 2021
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    North Sanders Street, between 8th and 9th Avenue, will be closed Friday, January 22 until Wednesday, January 27th for Sletten Construction to perform utility work to accommodate the new Montana Heritage Center.

    Please refer to the map for the locations of the closures.

    This may affect your regular travel patterns. Please plan accordingly for alternative routes. For questions please call A&E Construction Manager

    KC French: (406) 594-2957


  • Construction Update - Utility work continues as we prepare for building construction in the coming months.

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    11 Jan 2021
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    This is the construction update for the week of January 11th. The following map highlights the available parking with the current construction. The parking lot to the east of MHS is complete and available for public parking. The ADA parking in front of Fish Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is complete and available. The areas in read are closed due to utility work that is being completed in preparation for the new facility. The parking along Roberts St is currently available for public parking. We will continue to provide updates to the site each week.

  • Temporary Relocation of MHS Sculptures

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    06 Oct 2020
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    “Symbol of the Pros” and “Herd Bull” are some of the most iconic pieces in the State’s care, both weighing over two tons.

    In order to get ready for the construction of the Montana Heritage Center, the steel and bronze titans needed to move.

    Crews first tackled “Herd Bull” by Sioux artists Benji Daniels.

    Measuring 24 feet wide and 7 feet high, the sculpture was created in 1990 with the assistance of Billings artist James Hadcock.

    After wrangling “Herd Bull” into place, crews made quick work of “Symbol of the Pros” by the late Browning Artist Bob Scriver.

    One of his largest bronzes, the statue stands 17 feet tall and dramatically captures a saddle bronc rider mid-buck.

    Upon his passing, Scrivener’s wife donated the massive bronze along with more than 3,000 other pieces.


    https://www.ktvh.com/news/a-couple-mhs-heavyweights-find-new-temporary-homes-during-construction

  • Permanent Closure of 6th Avenue

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    21 Sep 2020
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    6th Avenue between N Roberts Street and N Sanders Street will close permanently on Tuesday, September 29.

    Construction on the new Montana Heritage Center is beginning. In May 2020, the City of Helena voted to approve the closure of this block of 6th Avenue to allow the new Heritage Center to connect to the existing Historical Society building. This street closure will allow the renovation of parking and ADA access in place for Fish, Wildlife and Parks as well as begin work on utilities.

    This may affect your regular travel patterns. Please plan accordingly for alternative routes. Directional signage will be posted throughout construction and check montanasmuseum.org for updates.

    Learn more about the decision-making process to close this block of 6th Avenue: https://montanamuseum.org/design/news_feed/project-milestone-closure-of-6th-avenue