Helena’s Grandstreet Theatre was recently named a recipient of a grant through the Montana History Foundation.
Across Montana, the foundation gave more than $134,000 to 33 projects in 29 communities.
Grandstreet Theatre is getting just under $5,000 for stonework and window restoration as some areas of sandstone on the building are cracking and several window casings are deteriorating.
Managing Director Kal Poole said they can now repair a window broken by a chunk of ice this winter.
“This is a beautiful old building, she was built in 1901. Like everything that’s that old, it takes a little wear and tear along the edges,” said Poole. “So we’re doing our best to preserve and protect the stonework, some of the windows and the history that’s involved, so that it’ll last another hundred years.”
Grandstreet Theatre held its first annual gala over the weekend and announced its 2019-2020 season.
-Reported by Melissa Jensen/MTN News