Deer Lodge Preservation, Inc received the deed to Hotel Deer Lodge in October 2014. We have been working hard to raise the funds to fix up this incredible historic 33,000 square foot brick building. This is an expensive project – and we are dedicated to make it happen. A few people have said “It doesn’t pencil out”, but in fact it can and will. The main thing is to save the building and make it useful again to the people of Deer Lodge, Powell County and all the visitors who enjoy our town and attractions.
Remember all donations to Deer Lodge Preservation, Inc and Hotel Deer Lodge are tax deductible. We are a Federal and State approved non-profit corporation.
We would like to thank the people and organizations who have helped us so far with grants and donations :
Mary Ann Fraley, former Mayor of Deer Lodge has been a long time supporter for the restoration of Hotel Deer Lodge. She served as an independent adviser, and is now a board member and serves on the Fund Raising Committee working on grants to replace the roof and do abatement on the interior of the hotel. Grants are also helpful to pay taxes and insurance on the hotel.
Katherine Bair, President of the DLP, Inc is involved with the local historic society and the Community Gardens. She also serves on the Fund Raising Committee and has been hard at work writing grants for the hotel project.
Deer Lodge Woman’s Club donates to many local scholarships, non-profits and community services through the money they raise at the New To You store on Main Street. This all volunteer group of women select quality clothing, shoes, scarfs and other items from the many donations, and make them available for a very low cost to anyone who comes through the doors. This is a great service to the people and visitors to Deer Lodge. They are a huge asset to our town.
Deer Lodge Historic Preservation Commission
Montana Main Street
We’d like to send a special thank you to Stefan and Melinda Misanko from Dallas, Texas for their generous donation of $750. Their donation will help with our matching funds to replace the roof on the Hotel.
The Deer Lodge Preservation, Inc, board members continue to donate their time and money to the hotel project. We’d also like to extend a special thanks to Deb Benes and Dave Austin for so many things they have done for the fund raisers and support of the hotel project.
We have other supporters – let us know if you’d like a list.