Downtown Missoula Heritage Interpretive Plan

Downtown Missoula is the heart of Western Montana and is cherished for its historical and cultural significance. It’s also a place that is undergoing an unprecedented time of growth and development. During this period of change, we see an opportunity to celebrate Downtown Missoula’s heritage and enhance the Downtown visitor experience.

To that end, the Missoula Downtown Foundation, the City of Missoula Historic Preservation Office, and Historical Research Associates are partnering to develop the Missoula Downtown Heritage Interpretive Plan. This project aims to establish specific guidelines on ways to leverage Downtown Missoula’s heritage to create engaging and diverse visitor experiences there.

As part of this process we want to hear from the you! In the coming months we invite the public join us at open houses and at other events to learn more about the interpretive planning process and to share your personal stories that speak to Missoula’s unique heritage. We also invite you to offer us input directly through our online questionnaire and comment form.  We look forward to hearing from you!


Downtown Heritage Interpretive Plan