Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military, Park, Specialized
The history of our area is brought to life through the society's collecton of photographs, artifacts and exhibits. The society is working toward a major expansion to the main exhibit building, which houses the archives, offices, gift shop and the rotating exhibit gallery.
Museum History: The Big Horn County Historical Society developed the Big Horn County Historical Museum in 1978 on a 22 acre farm.
Great Falls, Montana
Culture, General, History, Historical Society, Library
As part of the Cascade County Historical Society, the mission of the Historical Society's Archives is to preserve historical documents and records considered important to the heritage of the area and to utilize those resources in providing educational opportunities to the public.
Miles City, Montana
Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House
This Center for the Arts opened in 1977 in the 1910 WaterWorks basins that previously produced Miles City's drinking water for over 60 years. It's located just west of Miles City, Montana on the banks of the Yellowstone River in an area that was part of the 1876 Fort Keogh Reservation. Previously, it was a common camping ground site used for centuries by the first Americans.
Virginia City, Montana
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Specialized
The Montana Heritage Commission manages the state-owned assets in Virginia City and Nevada City. Day-to-day and long-term decisions rest with the Commission. Its management role includes establishing policies, procedures, and parameters to protect the assets while at the same time operating the facilities in a manner that leads to economic self-sufficiency.
Art, Children's, Culture, General, History, Library
The Hockaday Museum of Art is a prominent visual arts museum and cultural resource for adults, children, and families throughout northwest Montana. It serves as the "Artistic Gateway to Glacier National Park",and a forum for Montana's artistic tradition and creative cultural vision.
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
The Judith Basin County Museum which was opened in 1967, is located on the south side of the County Court House. The museum depicts the rich history of the county which saw the transition from open range cattle ranching to sheep-herding and the coming of the homesteaders. There were also the colorful cowboys of the Judith Basin Pool, which included Charlie Russell, the cowboy artist. The museum also depicts the stagecoach era and something of the train era.
Art, Children's, Culture, General, Specialized
The Art Center is home to the Community Labyrinth Garden, the Central Montana Writer’s Group, the Lewistown Woodcarvers and the Central Montana Community Concert Association. Over 400 members invigorate the Art Center with their participation, volunteering and financial support.
Culture, General, History, Library, Military, Specialized
As part of the preservation effort, the Museum seeks to acquire and display any and all items related to this region's mountain flying history, including, but not limited to, appropriate vintage aircraft, memorabilia, artifacts, historical documents, photographs, personal narratives and diaries, motion picture footage, tape recordings, magazine articles and books.
Virginia City, Montana
Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Park
Our outdoor living history museum in Nevada City, Montana, houses one of the largest collections of old west artifacts outside the Smithsonian. The site consists of one hundred, 1863 to early 1900 buildings, and close to 40 Living History Interpreters. 14 original buildings from Historic Nevada City remain on site, many other era structures were moved to the site by Bovey Restorations, and placed on the street plan of Nevada City.
Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library
Located at 400 Woodrose in Colstrip, MT, the Schoolhouse History and Art Center (SHAC) is established to provide the opportunity for cultural events, arts education and promotion, and to encourage and preserve the culture and history of Colstrip and the surrounding area.
General, History, Science, Specialized
Smokejumpers are highly trained specialists who parachute into remote areas of national forests to fight the spread of wildfires. The nation's largest training base for smokejumpers is located in Missoula. The remodeled (1992) visitor center at the depot offers updated displays, dioramas and videos related to fire suppression. Guided tours are given of the parachute loft and training facilities.
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Park
The Historical Village in Eureka, Montana is a collection of historic buildings and artifacts from the Tobacco Valley area. The properties, which include ten structures and their contents, are maintained and administered by volunteer workers and fundraisers inspired by a concern to preserve the history of the Tobacco Valley area.