4-H and PBS in Montana Cooperate on History Project

In 2011, Montana 4-H began the process of celebrating its 2012 Centennial. The Montana team developed a Centennial Guide for the counties, including a 4-H Heritage Family program. Each county prepared a Centennial Display documenting their county’s 4-H History, and the displays traveled to several statewide events during the yearlong celebration.

Montana 4-H worked with Montana PBS to produce a television documentary: “4-H — Six Montana Stories.” Youth completed applications to be considered to take part in the project; six youth and their families were selected, who were followed through a 4-H year and also captured footage themselves. View the documentary online at: http://watch.montanapbs.org/video/2260061763/

The premier took place at Montana 4-H Congress. In addition, “Heritage Project,” an excellent heritage project book, was developed providing dozens of great suggestions for successful youth 4-H history projects.