'Topping Out' ceremony is May 17 for new Montana Heritage Center in Helena

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The Montana Historical Society is hosting a “Topping Out” ceremony at 1 p.m. May 17 in celebration of the completion of the steel framing of the $81 million Montana Heritage Center in Helena.

Construction workers erect the steel frame of the new Montana Heritage Center in the shadow of Montana’s Capitol on May 2. 

Eve Byron, MHS PIO

The public is invited to join Montana Historical Society Director Molly Kruckenberg, Gov. Greg Gianforte, Contractor Erik Sletten and Dennis and Phyllis Washington, whose foundation donated $25 million to the project for the event at 225 N Roberts St., Helena.

“Topping Out ceremonies are held to celebrate a major milestone in a construction project,” Kruckenberg said. “The steel beams, which will be put in place during the ceremony, will signify that the highest point of the new Montana Heritage Center has been constructed.”

Students from Broadwater Elementary School signed the center beam that will be installed at the Montana Heritage Center on May 17.

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