Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Garnet Preservation Association, Inc.

  • Missoula, MT
  • www.garnetghosttown.net

Mission Statement

Faced with the deteriorating effects of Mother Nature in the wilds of the Montana Rocky Mountains, historic Garnet, Montana was headed for oblivion and degradation like so many other Montana ghost towns. The Garnet Preservation Association has worked since the mid 1980's to save the historic value of Garnet and educate the public about its history, with the cooperation of the Bureau of Land Management. The Garnet Preservation Association's mission is to stimulate educational activities and encourage research about the Garnet Historic District, and to inspire a greater interest in Montana History. We are dedicated to assisting the Bureau of Land Management with the management, preservation, and stabilization of Garnet Ghost Town.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Garnet Interpretive Day
  3. Garnet History Walk

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Service Areas

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Montana

Montana Garnet Mountains where you can visit the Garnet Ghost Town.  It is a historic, preserved, interpretive site.

ruling year

1985

Principal Officer since 2011

Self-reported

Ms. Rita Boettcher

Keywords

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historic preservation, local history, Montana, education

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EIN

81-0413522

 Number

1345069666

Physical Address

3255 Missoula Road

Missoula, MT 59804 7293

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

The Garnet Preservation Association performs independent historical research of the Garnet Historic District, mostly in the form of oral histories, for donation to local historical repositories. An educational traveling trunk aimed at elementary school students is under development as of spring 2003 for use in schools. The traveling trunk covers science and humanities lessons about the Garnet area. An educational website was set up at

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Program 2

Garnet Interpretive Day

Open Garnet to the public, where guided tours are held, speakers,entertainment, music, food, silent auction, and fun day for all.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$3,000.00

Program 3

Garnet History Walk

Walk along a path where you will find persons dressed up like past towns people, giving a lecture/disortation on what they did, who they are, how they came to live in Garnet.  Educational and Interpretive.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Budget

$2,500.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Montana

Montana Garnet Mountains where you can visit the Garnet Ghost Town.  It is a historic, preserved, interpretive site.

Funding Needs

The GPA/Garnet Ghost Town is always in need of monies to further our Interpretive needs, preserve our buildings, purchase more buildings as they become available, and provide a future of history to everyone that visits.

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Principal Officer

Ms. Rita Boettcher

BIO

Has been a director, president, treasurer of many boards during career as an executive banker.

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BOARD CHAIR

Rita Boettcher

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