A special celebration honoring the USS Montana Committee for instilling the U.S. Navy’s newest submarine with a sense of place, history, and culture – reflecting Treasure State’s heritage and values – is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Montana Capitol Rotunda.
At the celebration, the Montana Historical Society Board of Trustees will present the Committee with the Heritage Guardian Award, which recognizes significant contributions to the preservation and presentation of Montana.
The Committee, with diverse stakeholders from across the state, played a critical role in imprinting the submarine’s shared spaces with iconic Montana imagery. Common areas come alive with the spirit of the Big Sky through the artwork of Charlie Russell, a panorama of Glacier National Park in the crew mess room, and an authentic ceremonial pipe made by Blackfeet artist Dwight Billedeaux.
Members of the public are invited to attend the celebration.