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Montana Historical Society

The Montana Historical Society is offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. Find more information in the accompanying brief.


Summer science camps offered

Are you interested in science and technology? During the summer the Capital High Science Club will once again be offering varied science camps for elementary and middle school students. The dates for the three camps are June 27-29, July 19-21 and Aug. 1-3. All camps will be held from 9 a.m.-noon. Kids will have the opportunity to participate in courses on Lego robotics, biology, forensics, beginner programming, physics, natural science and website creation. Instruction, materials and snacks will all be provided by Capital High staff and students. Attendance costs are $45 per student. For more information and registration sheets, visit or find the link at Contact Sarah Urban at with questions.


Free admission at MHS this summer

To honor those who serve Montana and the nation, the Montana Historical Society, 225 N. Roberts, will offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day.

MHS is participating in the national Blue Star Museum program in cooperation with the Department of Defense, more than 2,000 museums across the nation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Admission for active duty personnel and their families is also free at the Original Governor’s Mansion, which currently features a tribute to those who served in World War I and their families who did their part on the home front. This is the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into that war.

For Montana service men and women who might be traveling this summer, a complete list of all the museums participating in the Blue Star Museum program can be found at


LWVHA to hold monthly meeting

The League of Women Voters Helena Area will hold its monthly meeting a potluck on Wednesday, June 28, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is at a new location: 650 Logan St. All members and interested parties are invited.


Professor selected to participate in program

Dr. John W. Hartman, Helena College chemistry professor, has been selected to participate in the College Board’s Annual AP Reading in Chemistry. Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams.

AP Readers are high school and college educators who represent many of the world’s leading academic institutions. The AP Reading is a unique forum in which an academic dialogue between educators is both fostered and encouraged. 

The Advanced Placement Program® enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies -- with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both -- while still in high school.  


Nonprofit seeks host families for students

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high schools, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan, to name a few.

ASSE students want to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also want to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.

The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.

To become an ASSE host family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to to begin your host family application.



Witt Williams, of Helena, has been awarded a $500 scholarship from the Montana National Guard Thrift Shop. The Montana National Guard Thrift Shop Scholarship program awards to eligible Montana military dependents a scholarship to attend college or other higher institutions of learning. The Program was established in the mid 1990s and the Board of Directors have awarded at least 10 scholarships per year since.

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The Thrift Shop is open to the public on every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (except June, July and August). The Thrift Shop is located on the Montana National Guard Training Center, Fort William Henry Harrison on the west edge of Helena.


Kristopher Bosch, a 2017 graduate of Helena High School from Helena, Montana, was selected to represent Montana as a delegate to the 2017 National Youth Science Camp® held in West Virginia from June 14 to July 8. Bosch joins 108 other top science students from across the nation and around the world for this acclaimed honors science leadership program. 

The delegates will be immersed in lectures and hands-on directed studies led by top scientists and professors from around the world. They will also have the opportunity to embark on many outdoor adventures, including climbing, camping, caving and mountain biking.



Brian Fox, a Capital High graduate and son of Susan and John Fox of Helena, has been named to the dean's list of Macalester College for academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2016-2017 school year.



U.S. Air Force Airman Trevin C. Keck has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Keck is the son of Dayhsa Detienne of Helena, and Jamie Keck of Seattle.

He is a 2014 graduate of Capital High School. 


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