Montana Heritage Commission

Contact: Elijah Allen
Work Phone: 406-369-8147 Website:


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Currently, properties in Virginia City, Nevada City, and Reeder’s Alley in Helena are managed by the Commission.  Besides lots in the town of Virginia City, the state owns approximately ten acres in the Nevada City town site and approximately ninety acres of mining claims between the two sites. The Commission also owns most of the artifacts acquired from Bovey Restorations, and any artifacts acquired since 1997.  Interpreting these valuable historic resources can offer the public insights into the local and regional consequences of the 1860s gold rushes.  The Commission endeavors to tell the story of “the nation’s best-preserved example of gold rush era architecture and history” and to reflect the changes and continuum of Montana’s heritage