Tim Sheehy, founder and chief executive officer of Belgrade-based Bridger Aerospace, and his wife, Carmen, recently donated $500,000 to the Montana Historical Society.
The funds will be used for construction of the $63.7 million Montana Heritage Center, including enhanced military displays and incorporating the history of wildfire in Montana.
Sheehy is an industrialist, aviator and former Navy SEAL, with a degree in history from the U.S. Naval Academy. He said in a news release his love of history and desire to preserve the past prompted him to approach the historical society with the donation. His wife Carmen, also a Naval Academy graduate and former U.S. Marine officer, also shares a passion for education and youth engagement.