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region's mountain flying history, including, but not limited to, appropriate vintage aircraft, memorabilia, artifacts, historical documents, photographs, personal narratives and diaries, motion picture footage, tape recordings, magazine articles and books.
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.