Montana enjoys a rich and accomplished  history. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Montana Constitution.

It was ratified by voters on June 6, 1972. It remains Montana’s foundational legal document.

Read the complete Montana Constitution here.

The Montana Constitution was adopted by the Constitutional Convention on March 22, 1972 and officially ratified by the voters on June 6, 1972. It replaced the original 1889 Constitution Montana.

The Billings Public Library Foundation, Montana State University Billings, and Yellowstone Public Radio are commemorating fifty years of the Montana State Constitution today with a luncheon presentation at 12pm- 1:30. The luncheon presentation, “Reflections on the Montana Constitution: Past, Present and Future,” features keynote speakers former Governor Marc Racicot and former Montana State Representative Dorothy Bradley.

At 6pm-6:45: Panel Reception for casual conversation prior to the public event. It’s being held in the Glacier Room.

Then from 7pm-8:30pm Public Panel: “Quality  of life, Equality of Opportunity: A Celebration of 50 years of Montana’s Constitution.” Former U.S. Ambassador to China and U.S. Senator Max Baucus will be among the panel speakers.

The event is being held on the MSU Billings campus in Petro Theater.