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Humanities Institute In the News

City may consider selling mansion for $400K
The City of Bozeman is considering selling the Story Mansion to Exergy Integrated Systems, a wind turbine manufacturer based in Boise, Idaho, with offices in Helena and Great Falls. Under the proposal, Exergy would partner with Friends of the Story Mansion to form a joint nonprofit and continue to operate the first floor as a community center and grounds as a city park. Over five years, they would also restore the second floor, third floor and carriage house to be rented out to nonprofit and educational organizations. Exergy has had early conversations with MSU administrators about a university group, such as the Institute for the Humanities, becoming an anchor tenant in the mansion. Bozeman Daily Chronicle (7/27/11)
Renewable-energy company expresses interest in Story Mansion
Exergy Integrated System, a regional renewable-energy company, is interested in buying and restoring the Story Mansion and converting it into a nonprofit arts and humanities center, according to a letter to city officials. Exergy wants to join with MSU and local cultural nonprofit organizations, including the MSU Humanities Institute, to establish a community center in the mansion where the arts and humanities could be celebrated and explored. Bozeman Daily Chronicle (4/15/11)

Time’s up to repay city for Story Mansion renovations
The Friends of the Story Mansion plans to ask the Bozeman City Commission for an eight- to 10-year commitment from the city to work with the Friends of the Story. In that time, the group plans to achieve the following goals seek funding to rehabilitate the second and third floors and the carriage house, and find tenants, such as Montana State University's Humanities Institute, for the upper floors. Bozeman Daily Chronicle (1/15/11)

City has possible tenant for mansion
City officials announced that they have a potential tenant for the second floor of the Story Mansion, but when the space will be ready for renters, and what the rent will be, is still up in the air. The Humanities Institute, a fledgling research organization at Montana State University that was once considered a potential buyer of the property, has expressed interest in renting a portion of the mansion's second floor from the city. Bozeman Daily Chronicle (4/3/08)