Helena, Montana
Street Address
425 N Park Ave
Helena, MT 59601
Mailing Address
PO Box 1158
Helena, MT 59624-1158
Admissions
Free
Museum Type(s)
Art
Staff
Reid L. Gardiner, Curator- Director
phone: 406 442-7774
Reid Gardiner, Curator-Director
phone: 406 442-7774
Description

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.

History

The Montana Masonic Musuem is operated by the Montana Masonic Foundation, Inc. which is is part of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Montana which was established in 1866.

Artifact Collections

Items of early American history, early Montana history and the role of the Freemasons in the devleopment of Montana.There are extensive collections from the American Revolution to the present, Masonic jewels made of Montana gold and silver, regalia, paintings, engravings, photographs and ephemera.

Research Collections

Books and manuscripts the olderst book contained was published in 1740. Also hand written manuscripts of early state history.

Educational Programs

Tours, lectures and educaitonal progtrams are offered.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: No

Publications

No, not at this time.

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MUSEUM CONFERENCES
Wednesday, August 4 - Friday, August 6, 2021 — Virtual
2021 Annual Association of African American Museums (AAAM) Conference
Monday, August 23 - Thursday, August 26, 2021 — Virtual
2021 Association of Nature Center Administrators Summit
Wednesday, September 1 - Thursday, September 30, 2021 — Virtual
CANCELLED: Florida Association of Museums 2021 Annual Conference
Monday, September 20 - Sunday, September 26, 2021 — Virtual
American Craft Council (ACC) Atlanta Southeast Craft Week
Wednesday, September 22 - Saturday, September 25, 2021 — Virtual
American Association for State and Local History/AMA 2021 Annual Meeting
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31, 2021 — Virtual
Arriving this October: The Western Museum Association Roadshow!
Wednesday, October 6 - Friday, October 8, 2021 — Virginia City, Nevada
Nevada Museum Association 2021 Annual Conference
Virginia City, Nevada
Monday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 1, 2021 — Washington, District of Columbia
2021 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Washington, District of Columbia
Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
2022 Public Land Alliance Convention and Trade Show
St. Louis, Missouri