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The sad legislative story of the Montana Historical Society Museum goes back to before Montana was a state — though the story wasn’t sad then.

The Montana Historical Society was chartered by the Territorial Legislature in 1865, 24 years before Montana became a state, because those leaders believed the history and heritage of the area needed to be preserved.

Since then, the society has collected items and documents ranging from millions of dollars worth of Charles M. Russell artwork to documents ranging from territorial documents to documents from this year’s governmental workings, f...

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