Montana DAR to Support USS MONTANA and Crew (posted 7/26/19)

The Montana State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will be supporting the USS MONTANA and her crews over the next several years.

Newly-elected DAR State Regent Leigh Haislip Spencer of Great Falls has selected the MONTANA as a state regent’s project for 2019-2022.

Says Spencer, “Today’s DAR and its Montana State Society, with a nod to the past, look forward to supporting the USS Montana Committee in its work with the Montana Historical Society to ensure that crew and visitors aboard the future USS MONTANA have a good sense of our state’s history and diverse culture.”

The USS Montana Committeee is partnering with the Montana Historical Society (MHS) that will provide recommendations on the design and content, and construction, of an appropriate history and culture display that will be installed aboard MONTANA.

The Committee will pay for the display that may include a small artifact or two from the original USS MONTANA, Armored Cruiser No. 13 that was commissioned in 1908. For example, it could include even a 3-D print copy of a piece of the first MONTANA’s precious silver service that is preserved by the MHS.

Support by groups such as the DAR and others is important in all aspects of the Committee’s work.

Founded in 1890, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s objectives include historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Organized in 1894, today the Montana State Society Daughters of the American Revolution has 10 chapters and almost 600 members who share lineage with those who fought for independence in the American Revolution.