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.
Art, History, Military, Specialized
The Custer Battlefield Museum located where the battle began houses the largest collection of Battle of the Little Big Horn artifacts in the world. Also on display is one of the largest collections of D.F. Barry Photographs. We have collected an extensive collection of Lewis and Clark items, Indian Artifacts and weaponry. A fully loaded Remmington pistol found here at Garryowen is on display. Tom Custer's Kerr Revolver is also on display.
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, 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.
Art, Culture, History, Specialized
Located on a former placer mining claim in the Last Chance Gulch area of Helena. The Cornerstone was laid on July 18, 1936. Since that time the Museum has enjoyed a growth and partronage that distinguishes is as a respectable museum with colecitons of early Montana and Masonic History in Montana.
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region's mountain flying history, including, but not limited to, appropriate vintage aircraft, memorabilia, artifacts, historical documents, photographs, personal narratives and diaries, motion picture footage, tape recordings, magazine articles and books.
Oscar's Dreamland is a privately owned historical museum outside of Billings that includes early 1900's machinery, the oldest church steeple in Billings, the first schoolhouse in Yellowstone County, and a simulated 1900's pioneer town.
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.
Children's, History, Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Specialized
Swan Ecosystem Center (SEC) is a nonprofit community group in the Swan Valley of northwestern Montana. People with diverse perspectives learn about the watershed and are involved in land management on public and private land. SEC helps people work together to sustain the valley's natural resources and rural and wild characteristics.