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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.


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.


  • 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