The Monarch-Neihart Historical Group is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that was formed November 2012 to raise funds, and to preserve and promote the rich history of the settlers, miners, loggers and railroad industry in this region. Current work focuses on the old Monarch Great Northern Train Depot as a first restored asset to our scenic area. Our plan is for this depot to be a repository for written, oral, and artifact history to our region.
We hope you hop on board and take a ride around to learn more about our history, and the progress we are making on our projects.
GREAT NEWS! Our Depot is listed on the National Historic Register!
Congratulations! The Monarch Depot is listed! Great work everyone. A great nomination for a great property. John Boughton National Register Coordinator MT State Historic Preservation Office Montana Historical Society
We were also bestowed a 2021 Montana Historic Preservation Award upon the Monarch-Neihart Historical Group.
MNHG NEEDS YOUR HELP
Covid-19 has had a significant adverse impact on MNHG’s projects due to lack of income. For the protection of our neighbors’ and supporters’ health, our primary source of funding, the annual Monarch Rocks! Festival, was cancelled. Your financial support is essential for MNHG to continue with projects. We realize times are tough for many of our supporters and the future looks uncertain. We are asking all our visitors to our web page for a minimum donation of $10. Of course, if you chose to donate more, your generosity will be greatly appreciated. Please mail donations to: MNHG Inc., PO Box 924, Monarch, MT 59463. Thank you.”
Click here to learn more about our current projects and how you can help.
Neihart School on the National Register of Historic Places
The plaque is mounted at the Monarch Neihart Community and Senior Center for the listing of the Neihart School.
National Register of Historic Places Application
The Depot’s application for the National Register has been approved and is on its to Washington, DC! In addition to the Depot, the application includes the Northern Pacific Drover Car caboose, the rail line on which the caboose sits, and the GN privy. The application is titled Monarch Depot Historic District, and can be read by clicking here. Many thanks to everyone who supported our application efforts!
Neihart Fire Bell Tower
We are happy to report that the bell is ready to go to work, and is available for fundraising at various events in the Belt Creek Valley. Check out the photos here.
It was with a great deal of excitement that MNHG was asked by the Town of Neihart to construct a replica of the Neihart fire bell tower. To learn more, and to donate to this very worthwhile cause, click here.
We Want Your Photos!
Do you have old photos of Monarch, Hughesville, Barker, Carpenter Creek or Neihart that you are willing to share with MNHG? Photos can be scans of buildings, people, scenery, wildlife or whatever. If so, please contact us. THANKS SO MUCH!
Monarch-Neihart Historical Group, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Monarch-Neihart Historical Group, Inc. conducts its affairs so as to maintain this status. Tax I.D. #: 46-1853767.