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.
2021 MONARCH ROCKS! is CANCELLED
Sadly, because of a large forest fire in our area, we have had to cancel the Monarch Rocks! festival. Firefighters are using the area for transport and storage, and residents in Monarch and along US 89 thru Neihart have received pre-evacuation notices. We look forward to seeing you next year!
GREAT NEWS! The Monarch Depot, Drover Car Caboose, and Great Northern Privy are listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Monarch Depot Historic District.
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 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.