About the Daly Mansion Preservation Trust

Mission Statement: The Daly Mansion Preservation Trust is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the Daly Mansion, its buildings, grounds and the history they convey.  It is a center for education, cultural and community activities.

Since 1986

The Daly Mansion was purchased by the State of Montana in 1986 through the Montana Estate Tax Forgiveness Act, in conjunction with a loan from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is operated by the Daly Mansion Preservation Trust (Daly Mansion Preservation Trust), which was started in 1986 by a band of courageous citizens determined to save history.  The Mansion was first opened to the public in May 1987, after being closed and boarded up for over 45 years following Margaret Daly’s death in 1941.
In partnership with the University of Montana, the State of Montana leases the Mansion and approximately 46 acres of grounds to the Daly Mansion Preservation Trust. The Daly Mansion Preservation Trust is charged with the full financial responsibility of the Mansion which includes salaries, maintenance, and operations costs.
The Daly Mansion Preservation Trust does not receive any regular operational support, at this time, from either the State or the Federal Government.
We are proud to be a Distinctive Destination of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
We welcome all National Trust Members to receive discounts when visiting our site.

Current Board Members

  • Henry Silverio
  • Jacob Cummings
  • Jennifer Mangold
  • Jolene Bracy
  • Pauline Gary
  • Paul Lassiter
  • Shan Lytle
  • Richard Ohler
  • Joe Palladino
  • Virginia Rogers


The Daly Mansion Preservation Trust board meets every month starting in January on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4:00 pm. The public is welcome to attend. For additional information, please call 363-6004 or email darlene.gould@dalymansion.org.



Darlene Gould

Executive Director
& Volunteer Coordinator


Heather Evans


Questions About the Daly Mansion?

Contact Darlene at the Daly Mansion for more information: