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.
Archaeology, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Natural History
You're most welcome to sit a spell and thumb through our extensive collections of photographs and local history books of Central Montana’s communities or view educational media in electronic format. A variety of books, memorabilia, musical CDs, videos and locally made products are for sale in the store area located near the front door.
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.
Archaeology, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military, Natural History
The H. Earl Clack Museum covers Hill County history from the age of dinosaurs through the present. Native American displays along with those of the US Cavalry give way to early settlers, cowboys and rodeo stars who all were part of Havre's colorful history.
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.
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.
East Helena, Montana
History, Historic House
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Established in 1865, the Montana Historical Society is one of the oldest institutions of its kind west of the Mississippi River. Learn more about Montana's Museum, the Montana Historical Society Press, Montana The Magazine of Western History, the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, and the MHS Research Center. Join in the countless programs we offer through our Outreach and Interpretation division, or shop in our unique Museum Store in person or online.
Art, Culture, History, Historic House
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.
Thompson Falls, Montana
History, Historic House, Historical Society
As the Northern Pacific railroad construction inched west and east, small towns grew around the construction including, from the north, Heron, Noxon, Trout Creek, White Pine, Belknap, Thompson Falls, Plains, Paradise, Perma, Dixon and others now obliterated from visible signs. Hot Springs and Camas, originally assigned to the Flathead Indians, was divided into homesteads beginning in 1910.
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.
Arboretum, History, Historic House, Library
1910 Georgian Revival home of Copper King Marcus Daly-founder of Hamilton surrounded by 40 acres of the beautiful Margaret Daly Memorial Arboretum
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.
Archaeology, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
The upper Swan Valley area is unique in that it still retains a plethora of evidence of its varied history. There still exist old Indian trails crisscrossing our mountains. Old trapper cabins and marten notched trees are still around on the landscape. This area was homesteaded and settled at a relatively late date, primarily from the mid-1910's and later, with many artifacts and buildings of that particular era still in existence.