HELENA – Montana’s Historic Preservation Review Board meets for one of its regular gatherings in Helena on Friday.

The group meets three times a year and is made up of five professionals, along with four citizens with an interest in history.

They’ll gather Friday to discuss seven Montana locations up for consideration to be on the National Register of Historic Places.

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On the list: three fire lookouts in Western Montana, Lewis and Clark Caverns, Livingston Memorial Hospital, a boundary increase at the Lewistown Satellite Airfield and another boundary increase at Fort Assiniboine in Hill County, which would include the Northern Ag Research Center.

National Register Coordinator John Boughton says the research needed to prepare for the National Register takes a great deal of effort.

“Most people that want their – whether it’s a building or a structure, lots of bridges are listed – most people want to acknowledge the importance of that property. It’s not easy to get on the national registry,” says Boughton.  “People put a lot of work and effort into it. They work with our office, we provide them feedback and will often help them write the nomination. But they’re proud of their property and want it acknowledged that way.”

The board meets at 1 p.m. on Friday in the auditorium of the Montana Historical Society and the public is welcome to attend.

You can find links to the documentation produced for each of the seven sites being considered by clicking here.

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