A designation encompassing arts, sciences, and an unending process to understand and interpret past aspects of our material culture. The Historic Preservation Team of the Montana Heritage Commission faces challenges within the built environment of every imaginable kind. Whether approaching structures of stone, brick, log or wood frame, the small group of dedicated professionals resolves complex scenarios with conscientious tradesmanship, and constantly seeks to expand their knowledge of traditional craft.
The 19th century communities of Nevada, and Virginia City provide the backdrop of a living laboratory, and a wealth of historic fabric where the team explores issues of suspending material deterioration, eliminating moisture, and restoring the original appearance of buildings and features lost to time. Additionally, building materials are studied, researched, and explored for conservation treatments, and cutting-edge techniques are employed on their behalf.
In furthering educational outreach and developments within the field, the Preservation Team also supports the functions of the Virginia City Institute for Preservation Research & Technology, which offers training courses to the public and professionals seeking to broaden their understanding of preservation within the context of a truly unique environment.
For more information on the Virginia City Institute visit our website at www.virginiacityinstitute.com or contact the Montana Heritage Commission Preservation Team at 406-843-5247, ext. 239 or email@example.com.