Documentation is Preservation

MPA provides professional research, documentation, and preservation planning services to private individuals, and local, state and federal agencies. When buildings and places are threatened by demolition or new development,  documentation in the form of research, inventory, photography, condition assessments, National Register eligibility reports and/or nominations, historic structure reports, interpretive plans, and public meetings raise awareness and encourage future preservation.

Current Projects

Big Sky Survey & Preservation Project

Big Sky Survey & Preservation Project

The Big Sky Schoolhouse Survey & Preservation Project will identify and preserve historic rural properties across Montana with assistance from students and volunteers who will help us locate, document, and actively restore historically and culturally important at-risk buildings, beginning with threatened schoolhouses.

Do you have a threatened schoolhouse?
Contact us today.

Past Projects

Re-Imagine Montana: National Parks, Historic Landmarks, Trails and Monuments Across Time is a project to support artists in creating artwork for a traveling exhibition. The work will celebrate nationally-significant parks and historic places in Montana by re-imagining signature places depicted by artists in the past. Follow the link for more information on our artist-in-residence application. 




National Register Nominations

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

Dayton State Bank, Dayton

Reed & Bowles Trading Post, Lewistown

Reed's Fort Post Office, Lewistown

United Methodist Church, Park City

Alvin Young Cabin & Barn, Big Horn Co.

500 N. Park Ave., Helena (Little Western Life)

Target Range School, Missoula

Survey Projects

Havre Historic District, 2005

Preservation Plans

Anaconda Historic Preservation Plan

Big Creek Ranger Station, Flathead National Forest National Register Documentation and Preservation Plan