The Montana Historical Society seeks nominees from across the state to honor the people who support and preserve local and state history.

Every year at the Montana Historical Society's History Conference, the MHS trustees present two Heritage Keeper Awards to honor guardians of local history.

Nominations must be living individuals who have demonstrated commitment to significant local or statewide history projects or to the identification and preservation of objects, buildings or sites that tell important stories about the Treasure State’s past. Examples include educators, authors, genealogists, historians, preservationists, archivists or any other person or group devoted to the preservation and interpretation of Montana's heritage and culture.

Nominations must include the official nomination form, a brief explanation of the extent and significance of the body of work of the nominee, and can include supporting documentation of things like news articles, commendation, letters of support, photographs and other examples of the nominees’ work.

The nomination deadline is Monday, April 2.

Nominations may be made online at

For more information, call Joy Lewis at 406-444-1799.

Information provided by the Montana Historical Society.