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Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame looking for a home – Big Sky group interested



The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame
& Western Heritage Center (MCHF &
WHC) is looking for a new home. This
future space will be the state’s premier
destination to honor and celebrate
Montana’s unique western culture and
heritage. The MCHF &WHC is a 501
(C)3 non-profit organization designated
by Montana State Legislature.
Montana communities are invited
and encouraged to request MCHF &
WHC’s Request For Proposals (RFP)
and response submittal requirements.
RFP’s are due no later than 4 p.m. local
time, July 29, 2011.
When selecting the future building
site, the Montana Cowboy Hall of
Fame & Western Heritage Center will
examine a potential community’s alignment
with the MCHF & WHC vision
with community goals and objectives;
the role of tourism in the community;
infrastructure, (including) economy,
transportation, services/utilities and
physical site.
A field of finalists will be identified by
the MCHF & WHC Board of Directors.
Finalists will be invited to participate
in interviews and negotiations.
The future building site will be chosen
in November of 2011.
A group from Big Sky is looking into
the possibility of submitting a proposal.
This group is exploring different ways
to promote tourism in Big Sky.
Ryan Hamilton, who is part of this
group, said one of their biggest challenges
will be “getting the right people
together to prepare a proposal. It will
require a substantial investment of time
and resources to fully complete, but I
think that our location, amenities and
infrastructure could position Big Sky as
a very strong candidate.”
Eric Ladd, also a supporter, said, “For
years, cities like Cody have benefited
from museums. This opportunity is
massive in terms of potential economic
impact, and Big Sky should take this
very seriously.”
To get involved, contact Ryan Hamilton
at, or
Eric Ladd at eric@theoutlawpartners.

photo: Beau Blake of Hysham, MT rides his bronc to a 1st place finish in the Stock Saddle Bronc Riding (2007) – photo by Kristy Majerus

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