Exhibit: Ed Craney—the Voice of Montana

GMF Television

Ed Craney admired Montana museums' ability to preserve and communicate information about the past, and early efforts of the Greater Montana Foundation included close work with Montana museums. The Foundation helped organize the museums of Montana into a state association and provided funds to support the Montana Historical Society. Television shorts produced by the Foundation featured exhibits from the Historical Society, encouraged viewers to visit the Society, and included interviews with interesting Montanans. The powerful combination of visual images with community information reenforced regional identity, values, and local knowledge.