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Beaverhead County Museums
Beaverhead County Museum
Housed inside a
log building complex, the museum is devoted to the
preservation and display of the local history of Beaverhead
County, Montana. Featuring an authentic homesteader
cabin, mining equipment, a one room schoolhouse, and
historical artifacts of local historic interest, the museum
is located at 15 S. Montana Street in Dillon, MT.
Big Horn County Museums
The Big Horn
County Museum is an historic complex of buildings featuring
historical artifacts, and exhibits related to the history of
the county. The complex becomes a living history
museum during special events and buildings include a 1906
railroad depot, a 1930s gas station, a stage coach station,
and others. Located on Third Street in Hardin, MT.
Chief Plenty Coups Museum
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The site offers an electronic field trip which explores the life of Chief Plenty
Coups, great leader of the Crow Indian tribe who left his home as a museum.
Located at 1 Edgar / Pryor Road in Pryor, MT.
Located on the
site of "The Battle of the LIttle Bighorn", the museum
featuring exhibits of Indian and Cavalry artifacts related
to the Battle of Little Bighorn, Plains Indian culture and
frontier life is located in Garryowen, Montana.
Visitors to the site will be able to view the Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier and Peace Monument.
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Gallery has been operated by the Big Horn Arts and Crafts
Association since 1978 and features local arts and crafts.
They hold an annual quilt fair in September. The local
arts are sold in the Keyhole Gift Shop. Located at 310
North Center in Hardin, MT.
Blaine County Museums
Blaine County Museum
features exhibits related to the history of Blaine County,
Montana from prehistoric times through pioneer settlement
and homesteading. Located at 501 Indiana Street in
Broadwater County Museums
Broadwater County Museum
County Museum is operated by the Broadwater County
Historical Society and features exhibits related to the
culture and history of Broadwater County, Montana.
Located at 133 N Walnut Street in Townsend, MT.
Built in the 1870s, it was the area's first
Catholic Church. Tours are offered. Located at
3497 Montana Highway 284 in Townsend, MT.
Carbon County Museums
Carbon County Historical Society Museum
what was originally a Labor Temple, the museum building was
built in 1909. Serving as the headquarters for the
local miners union, the four story building contains over
20,000 square feet. Used for several different
community organizations over the years, the building was
donated to the Carbon County Historical Society in 1990.
The main floor and basement have bene restored and opened as
the county museum. The museum features the Greenough
and Linderman rodeo collections, the Waples family gun &
projectile point collection, a coal and hard rock mining
exhibit and other historical artifacts related to the
history of Carbon County, MT. Researchers will find a
archives inside the museum building. Located at
224 N. Broadway in Red Lodge, MT.
Carter County Museums
Carter County Museum
County Museum is focused on the history and culture of
Carter County, Montana. The museum features exhibits
of local history, including dinosaurs, fossils, geology,
Native American and the pioneer settlers who settled here.
Located at 306 N Main Street in Ekalaka, MT.
Cascade County Museums
C. M. Russell Museum
features the most complete collection of Russell art and
memorabilia in the world. The museum of American
Western art includes over 12,000 objects including the works
of O. C. Seltzer, Winold Reiss, J. H. Sharp, E. E. Heikka,
E. I. couse, Olaf Wiehorst, Henry Farny and Frank Tenney
Johnson. Collections of Browning Firearms and other
historical artifacts are on display as well. Located
at 400 13th Street N in Great Falls, MT.
The History Museum
Museum is housed inside the 1929 International Harvester
building and is operated by the Cascade County Historical
Society. Over 10,000 historical artifacts are on
display in the museum along with an archive of historic
documents and photographs related to the history of Central
Montana. Located at 422 2nd Street South in Great
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
The Visitors Center focuses on the history of
the Lewis and Clark Expedition as they explored the great
falls of the Missouri River. Located at 4201 Giant
Springs Road in Great Falls, MT.
Malmstrom AFB Museum
The history of the Malmstrom Air Force Base
is explored and includes a display of historic military
aircraft. Located at 341 Missile Wing / MU at 21 77th
Street North, Suite 144 on Malmstrom AFB in Montana.
Steam Tractor Museum
Features exhibits of antique steam tractors
and farming implements and equipment. Located at 8244
US-89 in Great Falls, MT.
Tours of the Ursuline Centre are available by
appointment. The Heritage Museum features exhibits of
Native American artifacts, antique furnishings, and other
historic artifacts related to the history of the Ursuline
Sisters, their lives and how they helped shape the history
of Montana. Located at 2300 Central Avenue in Great
Chouteau County Museums
Fort Benton Museums
reconstructed fur trading post features the Starr Gallery of
Western Art, the Museum of the Northern Great Plains and the
Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Interpretive
Center. Located at Old Fort Park in Fort Benton, MT.
Custer County Museums
County Art & Heritage Center
Housed in the 1910 WaterWorks basins where
Miles City's drinking water was once produced, the Custer
County Art & Heritage Center is a non profit center with
exhibits, workshops, classes and humanities programs as a
public service in the interest of arts and culture.
Located at 85 Waterplant Road in Miles City, MT.
Range Riders Museum
The museum complex features 13 acres of
historic buildings with exhibits of dinosaurs, Native
American history and the soldiers and pioneers who settled
here. Located at 435 L. P. Anderson Road in Miles
Daniels County Museums
Daniels County Museum and Pioneer Town
Over 35 historical buildings situated on 20
acres, make up the pioneer town of the early 1900s.
Devoted to the history of Daniels County, the museum
features historical artifacts, antique cars, farm machinery,
and an archives. Located at 7 W. County Road in
Dawson County Museums
Frontier Gateway Museum
The museum features exhibits of dinosaurs,
fossils, buffalo, Indians, homesteaders, cattlemen, early
settlers and items from the past of Dawson County. The
complex features a log cabin, a restored country school, a
blacksmith shop and other historical buildings.
Located at 201 State Street in Glendive, MT.
Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum
The museum features exhibits of dinosaurs and
fossils,, paleontological, geological and archaeological
discoveries. The museum features a creationist view of
dinosaurs and fossils. Located at 139 State Street in
Makoshika State Park
Visitors to the park will find badland
formations and fossil remains of dinosaurs including
Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops and more. The Visitor
Center features interpretive exhibits. Located at 1301
Snyder Avenue in Glendive, MT.
Richey Historical Museum
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The museum complex features 6 buildings
including the main museum, the 1914 Lisk Creek School, a
homestead shack, the 1916 Old Richey Jail, the old First
National Bank building and another small building with
displays of a butcher shop and general store. Over
7000 historical items related to the past of Richey and
local area are on display. Located at 122 South Main
Street in Richey, MT.
Deer Lodge County Museums
Copper Village Museum and Arts Center
The complex features a historical museum,
archives and art center. Housed inside the former 1896
Anaconda City Hall located at 401 E. Commercial in Anaconda,
Fallon County Museums
O'Fallon Historical Museum
The O'Fallon Historical Museum features the
history of Southeastern Montana and the Baker, Montana area.
Exhibits include a tar paper homestead house, the Duffield
homestead house and the Lambert house. All of the
houses contains household items used in every day life in
the early 1900s. Other buildings at the site, include
the original Fallon County Jail, a barber shop, dress shop,
trading post along with many historical artifacts from the
past. Located at 723 S. Main Street in Baker, MT.
Fergus County Museums
Central Montana Museum
Operated by the Central Montana Historical
Association, the museum strives to collect, preserve and
exhibit artifacts and items related to the cultural aspects
of Central Montana, beginning with the first inhabitants of
the area. Located at 408 Northeast Main Street in
The museum features collections related to
the history of Winifred, Montana. The museum features
the largest collection of Tonka Toys in the world.
Located inside the Winifred Community Center in Winifred,
Flathead County Museums
Conrad Mansion Museum
Completed in 1895, the mansion features 26
rooms in over 13,000 square feet. The mansion has been
restored and holds original furnishings. Open
seasonally for guided tours. Located on Woodland
Avenue between 3rd and 4th streets in the East Side Historic
District of Kalispell, MT.
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The museum inside the Glacier National Park
features historical objects and items related to the history
of the area including specimens from the original Lake
McDonald Lodge. Glacier National Park is located in
the northwest corner of Montana along the spine of the Rocky
Hockaday Museum of Art
Focused on the art and culture of Montana and
Glacier National Park. Located at 302 Second Avenue East
in Kalispell, MT.
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Montana Historical Society operates the museum which is housed
inside the old 1894 Central School building. The museum
offers local history of Northwest Montana through exhibits and
displays including Native American culture, Montana pioneers,
the timber industry, early Kalispell and early Demersville.
124 2nd Avenue East in Kalispell, MT.
Gallatin County Museums
American Computer & Robotics Museum
The museum is focused on the history of
computing, communications, artificial intelligence &
robotics. Located at 2023 Stadium Drive in Bozeman,
Gallatin History Museum
The museum is inside the old county jail built in 1911.
Housing the Gallatin Historical Society, the museum offers
exhibits depicting the history of the Gallatin Valley along
with a Genealogy Library. Located at 317 Main Street in
Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
features exhibits of live wolves and bears. Located at
201 South Canyon in West Yellowstone, MT.
Museum of the Rockies
features dinosaurs, fossils, Native American artifacts and
area in a living history museum. Located at 600 W Kagy
Blvd. in Bozeman, MT.
Yellowstone Historic Center
features exhibits that interpret the heritage of travel to
Yellowstone Park. Located at 104 Yellowstone Avenue in
West Yellowstone, MT.
Garfield County Museums
Garfield County Museum
Focused on the
history of Garfield County, Montana, the museum features
historical artifacts donated by the people of Garfield
County. Located at the corner of 7th & Columbia in
Glacier County Museums
Glacier County Historical Museum
County Historical Museum features exhibits about
homesteading, Lewis & Clark, and other things related to the
local heritage of Glacier County. The site features a
living history replica homestead and farm. Located at
107 Old Kevin Highway in Cut Bank, MT.
Museum of Plains Indian
The Museum of Plains Indian features the arts
of the Northern Plains Tribal people including the
Blackfeet, Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Sioux, Assiniboine,
Arapaho, Shoshone, Nez Perce, Flathead, Chippewa and Cree.
The museum also features historic clothing, weapons,
implements and other Native American artifacts.
Located at the junction of US Highways 2 and 89 West in
Golden Valley County Museums
Musselshell Valley Historical Museum
The museum offers a
place to glimpse the past of Golden Valley County, Montana
where cowboys roamed the old west. Exhibits include a
replica of a mine shaft, a country school, general store,
blacksmith shop and log cabin among others. Located at
524 First Street West in Roundup MT.
Granite County Museums
Granite County Museum
The Granite County
Museum and Cultural Center is housed inside the former
Courtney Hotel. Exhibits of historical photos,
clothing and other items are on display. Located at
135 South Sansome Street in Philipsburg, MT.
Hill County Museums
Earl Clack Memorial Museum
features beautiful dioramas illustrating the history and
development of the Central Montana area. Daily guided
tours of the archaeological site and historic Fort
Assinniboine are also offered. Located at 1753 Highway
2, Northwest #1 in Havre, MT.
The Rudyard Museum
Operated by the Rudyard Historical Society,
the museum is housed inside the local railroad depot.
Historical artifacts and antiques donated by community
members are on display. Many items were used by
pioneer homesteaders who arrived to the area in the early
1900s. The society also operates a
Dinosaur Museum and the
Hi-Line Vintage Automobile Museum. Located at 25
4th Avenue NW in Rudyard, MT.
Jefferson County Museums
Jefferson Valley Museum
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Valley Museum is housed inside a 1914 barn and features
historical artifacts related to the history of the Jefferson
Valley of Montana. Research materials and genealogy
cards are available. Located at 303 S. Division Street
in Whitehall, MT.
Judith Basin County Museums
Hobson Museum & Library
Housed inside the former Cook and Dunn
Drugstore built in 1909, the museum features historic
artifacts and items related to the history of Hobson.
Located at 210 Central Avenue in Hobson, MT.
Lake County Museums
Miracle of America Museum
The museum features a large collection of
thousands of artifacts related to American history.
The living history museum complex is located at 36094 Memory
Lane in Polson, MT.
Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana
The museum is devoted to the history and
culture of the Flathead Indian Reservation and early Montana
life. Located at 69316 US Highway 93 in Charlo, MT.
Polson-Flathead Historical Museum
The Polson-Flathead Historical Museum is
focused on the history of the pioneers and homesteaders who
settled the area. Located at 708 Main Street in
St. Ignatius Mission
The beautiful Catholic Church was built in
the 1890s. Next to the Mission, visitors will find a
museum and gift shop with displays of Mission and Indian
artifacts along with the original log home of the Sisters
when they arrived at the Mission. Mass services are
still being held in the Mission. Located on the
Flathead Indian Reservation at 300 Bear Track Avenue in St.
Lewis & Clark County Museums
Montana Military Museum
Focused on the military history of Montana,
the museum features exhibits of military uniforms and
equipment worn and used by fighting men of Montana for more
than a century. The museum is located in the Fort
Harrison complex in Fort Harrison, MT.
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Historical Society museum is focused on the collection,
preservation and interpretation of fine art, historical,
archaeological, and ethnological artifacts that are related
to the history of Montana and its adjoining geographic
region. Located at 225 N. Roberts in Helena, MT.
Montana State Capitol
Constructed in 1902, the lovely capitol
building, featuring many public artworks, may be toured at
1301 E. Sixth Avenue in Helena, MT.
Original Governor's Mansion
Built in 1888, the 3 story Queen Anne styled
house has been restored by the Original Governor's Mansion
Restoration Society and is open for tours. The
historic house is located at 304 North Ewing Street near
downtown Helena, MT.
Liberty County Museums
Liberty County Museum
Housed inside the former Methodist /
Episcopal Church, the museum features historic artifacts,
photos and other items related to the history of Liberty
County, Montana. Located at 230 2nd Street East in
Lincoln County Museums
Focus is on the
history of Libby, Lincoln County and surrounding region.
Located on US Highway 2 at the southern of Libby, MT.
Tobacco Valley Historical Village
The collection of 10 historic buildings and
artifacts dating back to the 1880s and 1920s, tell the
history of the Tobacco Valley area of Montana.
Structures include a schoolhouse, Church, library, general
store, fire tower, railroad depot, caboose and several log
cabins. Located at 4 Dewey Avenue in Eureka, MT.
Madison County Museums
Madison Valley History Association Museum
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Housed inside the
former Madison Valley Clinic building, the museum features
historic artifacts and items related to the local history of
the Madison Valley area of Montana. Located at 447
State Highway 287 in Ennis, MT.
McCone County Museums
McCone County Museum
The museum features an assortment of mounted
birds and animals as well as over 7000 historical items
related to the local history of McCone County, Montana.
An historic schoolhouse, Church and homestead house have
been relocated to the museum property along with the
Northern Pacific Train Depot. Located at 1507 Avenue B
in Circle, MT.
Meagher County Museums
Bair Family Museum
The museum is located next to the Charles M.
Bair family ranch home and features 4 galleries. A
Native American collection, the Charles Russell and Joseph
Sharp western paintings, the Edward S. Curtis photogravures
and a collection of modern European and American paintings.
Visitors to the museum may tour the Bair Home, the grounds
and learn more about the Bair family. Located at 2751
MT Highway 294 in Martinsdale, MT.
The Castle Museum
The Castle is a 19th century mansion filled
with period furniture, textiles and historical artifacts.
Other items include carriages and sleds, a bank, a
schoolroom, a stagecoach and fire engines. Located at
310 2nd Avenue NE in Sulphur Springs, MT.
Mineral County Museums
Mineral County Historical Museum
The museum is focused on the collection and
preservation of historical artifacts, documents and other
items related to the local history of Mineral County.
Located at 301 2nd Avenue East in Superior, MT.
Missoula County Museums
The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
The museum features exhibits and artifacts
related to the history of Missoula and Fort Missoula.
Located at 3400 Captain Rawn Way in Missoula, MT.
Holt Heritage Museum
The museum is focused on the cowboys and
Indians and the rodeos and Pow Wows in the history of
Montana. Located at 6800 Lewis & Clark Trail in Lolo,
Museum of Mountain Flying
The museum is focused on the preservation of
the legends, lore and historical legacy of pilots and others
whose pioneering aviation exploits helped bring the Rocky
Mountain West into the "air age". Exhibits include
vintage aircraft, memorabilia, artifacts, documents,
photographs, diaries, motion picture footage, and other
items related to the aviation history of the Rocky Mountain
West. Located at 713 South Third Street West in
Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History
The museum is focused on the vast military
heritage of the Rocky Mountain area of Montana from 1877
with the inception of Fort Missoula to present time.
Located in Building 30 on Fort Missoula Road in Missoula,
Musselshell County Museums
Musselshell Valley Historical Museum
Take a step back into the days of the old
west when there were cowboys and cattle drives.
Featuring over 7000 square feet of exhibits and artifacts,
visitors can tour an original log cabin, a one room country
school, a general store and more. The latest exhibit
is the Aviation Exhibit complete with a 1932 Pietenpol
airplane. Located at 524 First Street West in Roundup,
Park County Museums
Livingston Depot Center
Built in 1902, the historic Livingston
Railroad Depot provided rail access to Yellowstone National
Park via the Northern Pacific Railroad. Today, the
depot has been restored and serves a historical museum
operated by the Livingston Depot Foundation. Exhibits
are focused on the history of the Livingston area of
Montana. Located on Park Street in downtown
Yellowstone Gateway Museum
The museum features exhibits about native
cultures, early exploration, Lewis and Clark, the railway's
role in bringing visitors to Yellowstone National Park and
artifacts related to the rich heritage of Yellowstone and
Park County. Located at 118 W. Chinook Street in
Phillips County Museums
Great Plains Dinosaur Museum & Field Station
The museum is open seasonally and features
nearly complete dinosaurs, fossils and
paleontology digs. Located at 405 N 1st Avenue E.
in Malta, MT.
Phillips County Museum
Focused on the historical, natural, and cultural heritage of
Phillips County, the Phillips County Museum offers
fascinating exhibits on dinosaurs, outlaws, homesteaders,
cowboys and Indians. Next door to the Museum you can visit
the beautifully restored H. G. Robinson House and Gardens, a
historic kit house built in 1903. Located at 431 US
Hwy 2 E. in Malta, MT.
Pondera County Museums
Conrad's Transportation and Historical Museum
Housed in a former 1906 brickyard building
which has been restored, the museum features displays of
historical transportation such as a 1904 horseless carriage,
and vintage automobiles along with displays of pioneer
artifacts, blacksmith items a drug store with soda fountain
and other historical articles related to the history of
Pondera County. Located at 402 S. Virginia in Conrad,
Powder River County Museums
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The museum features historical items related
to the local history of Powder River County and includes
Mac's Museum. Open seasonally. Located at 103 W
Wilson Street in Broadus, MT.
Powell County Museums
The Frontier Museum is housed inside the Old
Montana Prison Mule Barn and features the largest collection
of handguns, spurs, chaps and other cowboy collectibles
between Cody and Calgary. The Old Desert John's Saloon
offers the most complete whiskey memorabilia collection in
the US. Many historic items are on display which were
used by the American cowboy, rancher, frontiersman and women
during the period 1829-1900 as they settled the American
West. Located at 1107 Main Street in Deer Lodge, MT.
Grant-Kohrs National Historic Site
A visitors center offers guided tours.
Original buildings at the site are the historic 1862 ranch
house, bunkhouse, blacksmith shop, horse barns and cattle
sheds. Visitors will experience living history and see
what life was like on a Montana ranch in the mid to late
1800s. Located off -90 between Yellowstone National
Park and Glacier National Park in Deer Lodge, MT.
Montana Auto Museum
The museum features over 150 vintage and
antique cars on display from classic Chevys and muscle cars
to a Schlacht high wheeler and a 1903 Fiord with tonneau and
wicker side baskets. Boasted as one of the top 10 car
museums in the United States, the museum is located at 1106
Main Street in Deer Lodge, MT.
The Old Prison Museum
The Old Montana Prison was opened in 1871 and
served until the late 1970s. Today, visitors may tour
the prison and learn about the prisoners, how they spent
their days and how the prison was built by prisoners as
well. Located at 1104 Main Street in Deer Lodge, MT.
The Powell County Museum features displays of
historic artifacts, photographs and other items related to
the history of the Deer Lodge Valley of Montana.
Visitors will learn about the mining history of the area as
well. Located at 1101 Main Street in Deer Lodge, MT.
The museum hosts a collection of toys and
playthings of the past. Located at 1017 Main Street in
Deer Lodge, MT.
Prairie County Museums
Prairie County Museum
The Prairie County Museum features artifacts
and exhibits related to the history of Prairie County,
Montana. The museum is housed inside the historical
1915 bank building at 101 Logan Avenue in Terry, MT.
The Cameron Gallery holds the pictorial works
of Lady Evelyn Cameron (early homesteader of Prairie
County). The Englishwoman is known for the many
photographs she took of everyday life on the prairies of
Montana. Located next door to the Prairie County
Museum at 103 Logan Avenue in Terry, MT.
Ravalli County Museums
The 19th Century mansion is the historic home
of industrialist Marcus Daly. Exhibits are focused on
the history of Daly and his rise from working-class
immigrant to copper magnate. Local and regional
history exhibits are on display as well. Includes the
Margaret Daly arboretum and botanical garden. Located
at 251 Eastside Highway in Hamilton, MT.
Pioneer Memorial Museum
one of the first hand-hewn homestead cabins built in the
area by early settler Evelin Matteson in 1886, the museum
has been moved to it's present location. The museum
features historic artifacts, photographs and other items
related to the history of the local area. Located at
101 E. Tanner Avenue in Darby, MT.
Darby Ranger Station Visitor's Center and Museum
Ranger Station was built between 1937 and 1939 by the
Civilian Conservation Corps. Artifacts, maps and
photos tell the story of the rugged people who staffed this
isolated ranger station. The Visitor Center is a
working museum that interprets the history of the Forest
Service and its evolving mission. Located at 712 North
Main in Darby, MT.
Fort Owen State Park
Fort Owen is
the site of Montana's first permanent white settlement.
Located at the site was the first Catholic Church, first
sawmill, first grist mill, first school and more. The
fort was established in 1850 by Major John Owen.
Today, the east barracks have been restored and feature
period furnishings. Located at 100 Stevensville Cutoff
Road E. in Stevensville, MT.
Ravalli County Museum
the 1900 Ravalli County Courthouse, which served the county
until 1979, the museum features a fine collection of Native
American artifacts, the Rocky Mountain Laboratory exhibit,
historical artifacts, early household items, antiques and
memorabilia related to the history of Ravalli County,
Montana. Located at 205 Bedford Street in Hamilton,
St. Mary's Mission
St. Mary's Mission is a complex founded in
1841 by Jesuit priests. The mission was the beginning
of the town of Stevensville and the State of Montana.
The Mission complex is open for tours seasonally.
Visitors will learn about the earliest beginnings of the
state of Montana. Located at 315 Charlos Street in
Richland County Museums
Mondak Heritage Center
The MonDak Heritage Center Museum & Art
Gallery has two art galleries used for local and traveling art shows.
Visitors can experience frontier life by walking down main
street Sidney as it was at the turn of the century in the
historical exhibits. The MonDak is located at 120 3rd
Ave SE in Sidney, MT.
Roosevelt County Museums
The Culbertson Museum features historical
artifacts, photographs and other items related to the local
history of Culbertson, Montana. Located at 5860 Road
1021 in Culbertson, MT.
Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame
Focus is on the preservation of the history
of the Montana Cowboy, western heritage and Indian culture.
Located at 248 Third Avenue South in Wolf Point, MT.
Rosebud County Museums
Rosebud County Pioneer Museum
The Pioneer Museum features thousands of
photographs depicting pioneer life in the Rosebud County
area of Montana along with displays of everyday item from
the 20th century such as clothing, barbed wire and farm
implements. Located at 1335 Main Street in Forsyth,
Schoolhouse History & Art Center
The center is housed inside he 1924
Schoolhouse and today serves as a museum and center for the
arts. Focus is on the promotion and encouragement of
cultural events, arts, education and to preserve the culture
and history of Colstrip, Montana and the surrounding area.
Located at 400 Woodrose in Colstrip, MT.
Sanders County Museums
The Larue - Hot Springs Museum
The Larue - Hot Springs Museum is focused on
the collection, preservation and display of artifacts and
items from the Bitterroot Valley to the Camas Prairie and
beyond. Exhibits include homesteading, the Flathead
Reservation and ranching. Located at 110 Hot Springs
Road in Hot Springs, MT.
The Old Jail Museum
The museum is
housed in the original county jail, sheriff's office and
sheriff's residence. Exhibits honor the pioneers who
explored, mapped, settled and farmed this area of Montana.
Located at 109 South Madison Street in Thompson Falls, MT.
Sheridan County Museums
Sheridan County Free Museum
The Sheridan County Free museum is dedicated to the
preservation of the pioneer heritage of Sheridan County
along with the display of works by local artists.
Located at 4262 Highway 16 South in Plentywood, MT.
Silver Bow County Museums
Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives
The Butte Archives is housed in the old Quartz
Street Fire Station erected in 1900. The archives holds
historical documents, photos and research materials for the
genealogist or history buff. Located at 17 West Quartz
Street in Butte, MT.
The Clark mansion was built in 1898 by copper
magnate, William A. Clark. Operated as a museum today
with exhibits related to the diverse history of Butte,
Montana. The historic Clark Chateau is located at 3221
W. Broadway in Butte, MT.
Copper King Mansion
The 1888 Copper King Mansion was built by
William Andrews Clark who amassed a fortune in the Copper
mining business. Furnishings in the historic house are
extravagant and the home has been beautifully restored.
Open seasonally for tours. Located at 219 West Granite
in Butte, MT.
Mai Wah Museum
Relating the story of the Butte Chinese
Experience. Thousands of Asians came to Montana between
1860 and 1940. The society is working to restore the
Wah Chong Tai
and Mai Wah buildings which are the only historical
buildings remaining from one of the largest Chinatowns in
America. 17 W. Mercury Street, Butte, MT.
MBMG Mineral Museum
The Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology is the
principal source of earth science information for Montana.
Their museum features displays of the finest examples of
rock and mineral occurrences from Montana, the world and
even outer space. Located at 1300 W. Park Street in
Piccadilly Transportation Museum
The museum offers a collection of memorabilia
representing the golden age of motoring. Located at 20
West Broadway in Butte, MT.
The World Museum of Mining
The World Museum of Mining is focused on the
history of Butte, Montana and her mining and cultural
heritage. The tour takes visitors underground where
they will see the mining equipment, touch the rock and hear
the stories of the miners who worked the Orphan Girl
Mine. Located on an actual mine yard of the Orphan
Girl Mine at 155 Museum Way in Butte, MT.
Stillwater County Museums
Museum of the Beartooths
Operated by the
Stillwater Historical Society, the museum brings the past
alive through documents, artifacts and photographs.
Located at 440 E. 5th Avenue North in Columbus, MT.
Sweet Grass County Museums
Crazy Mountain Museum
features displays of historical artifacts, historic
documents, photographs and a research area for those seeking
history and ancestors. Located south of Big Timber on
Teton County Museums
The museum is focused on the preservation,
research and interpretation to the public about the history
of the Rocky Mountain Front region of Montana.
Exhibits features Native American artifacts, fossils,
dinosaurs, grizzly bears and other items related to local
history. The museum complex includes the Grizzly
Cabin, the Metis House, the Schoolhouse, and a boardwalk.
Located at 823 North Main in Choteau, MT.
Two Medicine Dinosaur Center
The site of a large paleontology dig features
the world's largest scientifically accurate dinosaur
reconstruction, baby dinosaur bones and hands-on dinosaur
research and education programs. Located at 120 2nd
Avenue South in Bynum, MT.
Toole County Museums
Marias Museum of History and Art
The museum is
focused on the historic past of Toole County, Montana.
Exhibits include Indian artifacts, dinosaur bones & fossils,
military items, depression glass, the railroad history, the
oil industry and period rooms filled with antique
furnishings. Located at 1129 1st Street N in Shelby,
Treasure County Museums
Treasure County 89ers Museum
an old drugstore building, the museum complex features the
main museum building and the Yucca theater / Manning Home
across the street. Displays feature exhibits of local
history. Located at 321 Elliot in Hysham, MT.
Valley County Museums
The Fort Peck Interpretive Center
The center fives visitors a look into the
history of the local area from dinosaurs to dam building.
Located near the Fort Peck Dam on Yellowstone Road in Fort
Valley County Pioneer Museum
The museum features Indian artifacts, a Fort
Peck Dam exhibit, a 1924 catalog home, and other antique
items related to the rich heritage of Valley County,
Montana. The museum features an archive of
genealogical materials for those interested in family
history research. Located at 816 Hwy 2 West in
Wheatland County Museums
Milwaukee Depot Museum
The Milwaukee Depot was built in 1908 as a
Standard Class A Passenger Station. Passenger service
flourished until 1961. In 1980 the depot and rail
yards were abandoned. Today, it has been restored and
opened to the public as a Milwaukee and Railroad museum.
Located at 307 South Central Avenue in Harlowtown, MT.
Upper Wheatland Museum
The Upper Wheatland Museum holds a large
collection of historic photographs, exhibits and documents.
Located at 11 South Central Avenue in Harlowton, MT.
Wibaux County Museums
Housed in the old 1892 office building of
Pierre Wibaux, the museum collection contains many antiques
and historic artifacts from the pioneer days of Wibaux.
Located at 112 E. Orgain Avenue in Wibaux, MT.
Museum of Irrigated Agriculture
The museum located in Huntley, MT tells the story of homesteaders who transformed
the valley from a prairie desert to lush farmlands. The exhibits include an
early homestead with barn and outbuildings and a museum center with interactive
exhibits allowing the visitor to learn the history of homesteading and farm life
in early Montana. Two old homesteads are included: The restored 1908
Dalzell cabin and the 1920 DeGraaff farmstead. Located at 770 Railroad
Highway in Huntley, MT.
Legacy Doll Musuem
features a large collection of antique, collectible and
modern dolls. Located at 3206 6th Avenue North in
[History & Genealogy
of the Moss Family]
This historic house museum in Billings, Montana, was designed by Henry Janeway
Harednbergh and built in 1903 of red sandstone. Offered are a one hour guided
tour exhibiting the early turn-of-the-century life of the Preston Boyd Moss family.
Western Heritage Center
Located in Billings, Montana, this history museum's goal is to tell the stories
of the Yellowstone River Valley people. Part of this program is the
American Tribal Histories Project which focuses on preserving American Indian
tribal history and culture. Featured, are stories shared by the Crow and Northern
Cheyenne American Indians. The Western Heritage Center contains a collection
of over 16,000 artifacts and over 1000 photos which depict the history of the Yellowstone
River Valley residents.
The Yellowstone County Museum
preserves and exhibits the history of Yellowstone County, Montana and it's
surrounding area. The entrance to the museum is a historical cabin built
by Paul McCormick, Sr. who was an early pioneer in the Yellowstone River region.
Holding over 23,000 artifacts, visitors to the museum will learn about the
prehistoric times through the Fur Trade Era and see an expansive photograph
collection along with many military artifacts. Located at 1950 Terminal
Circle in Billings, MT.
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