November History Foundation Happenings
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Grant Portal Open
Have you been searching for additional funding for a histor y project? The History Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 grant cycle. The a pplication deadline is January 25, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. MST.

Questions? Contact Carissa Beckwith, Grants Manager at (406) 449-3770 or .
Meet Carissa Beckwith
Our New Grants Manager
Join us in welcoming Carissa Beckwith , our new Grants Manager, to the History Foundation! Carissa will coordinate and oversee the Foundation’s grant-making process.

Carissa is a grant writing and grant administration expert. She received a M.A. in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah and a B.A. in English and Art History from St. Olaf College. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked as a grant writer and manager for Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City. If you have any questions about upcoming proposals, contact her at or (406) 449-3770.
Leave a Legacy
If you are 70.5+, you may be able donate all or a portion of the Required Minimum Distribution from your retirement plan to the Montana History Foundation, thereby reducing your overall taxable income .

Call us today or consult your tax professional to discuss these and other tax-friendly ways to help us preserve and save Montana history. 

Questions? Contact Charlene Porsild, President/CEO at (406) 449-3770 or
Antiques Appraisal Fair Wrap Up
Thank you to the town of Fort Benton for rolling out the red carpet for the 2018 Antiques Appraisal Fair on September 22. The appraisers Tim Gordon, Grant Zahajko and Allen Rodgers appraised over 260 items in less than 6 hours . This fundraising event was a huge success thanks to the help of many volunteers, staff, and board members from the Montana Agricultural Center and the River & Plains Society.

Local Fort Benton newspaper, The River Press, captured the excitement of the fair, read the article here .
Give to History
 This Holiday Season
Monday, November 26
Windbag Cares
Windbag Saloon | Helena, MT
20% of sales 5pm-Midnight will be donated to The History Foundation
Tuesday, November 27
Giving Tuesday
Help celebrate this international day of giving by donating to The History Foundation on or before Nov. 27
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