History Museum announces 2019 Legacy Award winners

Posted at 2:47 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 18:53:33-04

GREAT FALLS – The History Museum in Great Falls has announced its 2019 Legacy Award winners.

The annual Legacy Dinner and awards ceremony honors businesses, organizations and individuals that have helped shape, promote and preserve the history of Cascade County and north-central Montana.

The winners in the commercial business category include JCCS Accounting.

The Great Falls Flower Growers were selected for nonprofit of the year.

Former History Museum Executive Director Jim Meinert is person of the year, and the honoree in the 100-year business category is Meadow Lark Country Club.

In the last hundred years, the Country Club has survived floods, fire and hard economic times.

This clean-cut golf course was once the pasture of Great Falls founder Paris Gibson.

“We were founded by a group of men here in great falls in back in 1919 that had a vision for they wanted to recreational site but also the country club environment,” said Michael Bowman, Meadow Lark Country Club general manager. “The community has been very supportive through all those years, and we have been very supportive, a center really of the community, especially in the founding and the first years.”

The Legacy Night dinner and auction is Friday, April 26, starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Ozark Club event space at the History Museum.

Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

-Reported by Joe Huisinga/MTN News