PRESS RELEASE - July 23, 2011

Media Contacts: 
Christy Stensland, Executive Director, (406) 653-3800,CStensland@montanacowboyfame.com  
Aaron Lyles, Director of Finance, (406) 600-8231, ALyles@montanacowboyfame.com

MT Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center Building Site Identification RFP Invitation Update.  

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) would like to remind all interested Montana communities that the Request For Proposal Invitation Response deadline for your community to request a copy of the Request For Proposal documents to be considered for the future building site of the MCHF & WHC is July 29th, 2011.  The MCHF & WHC has updated its website to include answers to questions that have been offered to the organization to date.  All interested parties should go to http://www.montanacowboyfame.comfor all RFP related information and materials.  A list of those entities that have responded to the RFP Invitation and the status of their respective RFP Invitation Responses to date, is published on the website.  

If you would like your community considered as the future building site of the MCHF & WHC, please review the RFP Invitation and coordinate your community’s response as directed.  

For more information, please contact Executive Director, Christy Stensland at the MCHF & WHC office in Wolf Point at the MCHF & WHC office in Wolf Point at (406) 653-3800 or at CStensland@montanacowboyfame.com, or visit http://www.montanacowboyfame.com.

 
 
PRESS RELEASE - July 15, 2011

Media Contacts: 
Christy Stensland, Executive Director, (406) 653-3800,CStensland@montanacowboyfame.com  
Aaron Lyles, Director of Finance, (406) 600-8231,                 ALyles@montanacowboyfame.com

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame seeks nominations for Class of 2012 

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) is seeking nominations for the 2012 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame induction round. In 2012, the MCHF & WHC will honor inductees who made their mark in Montana between 1880 and 1980, no matter the year of death or closure. Nominees can be men, women, ranches, stage coach lines, animals, hotels, etc.—anyone or anything that has made an impact on Montana’s western heritage.

Past inductees have included historical figures such as Sitting Bull, Evelyn Cameron, the N Bar N Ranch, Charles M. Russell, Plenty Coups, Granville Stuart, Nelson Story, the Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Alice Greenough, the Montana Stockgrowers Association, Fannie Sperry Steele, Frank Bird Linderman and the Vigilantes of Montana. Full biographies of all inductees from 2008-2010 are available online at http://www.montanacowboyfame.com (2011 inductee bios coming soon). 

An unlimited number of nominations may be submitted from each of the MCHF & WHC’s 12 state-wide districts of which one living inductee and two legacy (non-living) inductees will be chosen from votes cast by the MCHF & WHC Trustees. (Visit the MCHF & WHC website for a list of the Trustees and a map of the twelve districts of the MCHF & WHC.) This is the second year the MCHF & WHC will induct living historical figures and the fifth year of honoring legacy inductees.

Anyone with an interest in Montana’s history and Western heritage is invited to submit a nomination. Requirements include a cover letter with details about the nominee, the submitter, and a contact person or next of kin for the nominee; a two-page-or-less computer generated document detailing the nominee’s background and contributions to Montana’s western heritage (in hard copy and CD copy); and a copy-ready photo if available. Please contact the MCHF & WHC at (406) 653-3800 for full details about submission requirements. All nomination documents must be postmarked by December 15, 2011. 

The 2012 Class of the MCHF & WHC will be announced by press release in June of 2012. Next of kin or an establishment representing the award recipient will receive a MCHF & WHC certificate and will be invited to be recognized at the 2013 Annual “Circle the Wagons” Gathering.