Welcome to the Montana Historical Society

Celebrate Montana history with us! Your interest and love of Montana’s past energizes our work. With your help, more real stories of the past can be shared and more history is preserved for future generations. We invite you to enjoy, engage, explore, know, visit, and preserve Montana history by joining and supporting the Montana Historical Society.

November Programs: 

Friday and Saturday, November 24–25, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: Montana Historical Society; 225 North Roberts, Helena MT 59601

  • Free admission. Visit the Museum’s long-term and temporary exhibits to share Montana’s rich past with your out-of-town family and friends.
  • “Black Friday” at the Museum Store. The MHS Museum Store is a great place to shop on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving!  Avoid the crowds and enjoy shopping our hand-picked selection of Montana books, jewelry, and gifts. Open 9-5 both days, the store offers free giftwrapping. Don’t forget that MHS memberships make great presents for the history-lovers in your life and MHS members receive a 15% discount on most store purchases.

Friday and Saturday, November 24–25. Location: Original Governor’s Mansion; 304 N Ewing St, Helena, MT 59601

Come “Home for the Holidays”—home to the Original Governor’s Mansion that is.  Enjoy free admission and join MHS historical interpreter Bobi Harris in a look at the contributions that Montana women and children made to the war effort during World War I. Posters, magazine articles, photographs, artifacts, and hands-on activities show visitors how Montanans “did their bit” in homes throughout their communities. Newspapers, letters, and telegrams offer a glimpse of the issues facing Governor Sam Stewart, the First Family, and all Montanans during the Great War. Bring your out-of-town family and friends. Tours begin on the hour at noon, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm. The Mansion is located at 304 N. Ewing. For more information please call 444-4794. 

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(406) 444-2694
(406) 444-2696 fax
P.O. Box 201201
225 N. Roberts
Helena, MT 59620

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