Conferences and Workshops

MAM 2020 Postponed!

Dear MAM Conference Attendees and Scholarship recipients,

As you most likely already know, the State of Montana has issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency because of the COVID-19. With this declaration, the MAM board has made the difficult decision to postpone our annual conference which was to be held in Missoula, March 26-28th.

With this postponement, the impact will fall on the shoulders of the MAM organization, as we are more concerned about our members health and well-being.

We are unsure at this time as when rescheduling the conference will occur. The COVID-19 gremlins are in control of that.

The MAM board hopes that when we do reschedule at a future date, you will still decide to attend the conference. We will certainly keep you in the decision-making loop. We will keep things as they are in regards to your registrations and payments until a reschedule date has been determined. Should you have any questions, please get in touch with me at 406-444-4789 or this email address.

Thank you for your support to MAM. This annual conference could not happen and be as valued throughout the museum community without all of your help and dedication.

Deb Mitchell
Museums Association of Montana
Executive Director
406-444-4789

Spilling the Stories: Overcoming Prohibitive Barriers

March 26-28, 2020 To be Determined
Holiday Inn
Missoula, Montana


Register Now!


Download and return this paper Registration Form.
Send completed registration and check or money order to:
MAM Conference
PO Box 1451
Helena, MT 59624


Now Accepting Award Nominations

Please consider nominating someone you know for one of the following awards. Awards will be given at the Conference Banquet on Friday Night.
Peter Yegen Jr. Lifetime achievement Award
Jack Lepley Museum Person of the Year Award
Best New Exhibit Award

Annual Conference Scholarship Application

The Museums Association of Montana is pleased to announce the availability of annual conference scholarships in which the conference and workshop registration fee will be waived (does not include travel expenses). Preference will be given to those who demonstrate financial need, are first time conference attendees, and new to the museum profession. Scholarship recipients must also be individual members of MAM. Otherwise you must register for an individual membership at a cost of S40. Recipients will be required to attend the entire conference and will be introduced during the banquet on Friday. MAM scholarship recipients are awarded on a one-time basis, therefore, awardees from previous years are not eligible to apply. MAM board members may also apply for this scholarship thanks to a donation by Pat Roath from Specialty Museum Services.


If you have any questions about the conference, please contact:
Deb Mitchell- MAM Executive Director- 406-444-4789 or dmitchell@mt.gov 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 Conference Sponsors

Rosamond L. Stanton

Special Thanks: Thanks to the Montana History Foundation, Historical Research Associates, Inc., Yellowstone Historic Center, Paul Backlund, Rosamond L. Stanton, Specialty Museum Services, The Missoula Downtown Holiday Inn and staff, Military History Museum, Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, Northern Rockies Heritage Center, The Library of Congress, Auctioneer Jason Nuckolls, Keynote speakers Tim Gordon and Kirby Lambert. The Museums Association of Montana Board of Directors and staff are grateful for the opportunity to serve our colleagues and museum friends.