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Museum Tours
Original Governor's Mansion
Montana State Capitol

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Montana Heritage Center 

Montana's Charlie Russell
Montana's Charlie Russell—get the book!

Online Exhibit: Appropriate, Curious and Rare Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons

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.

April Events

Saturday, April 21, 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Join us for a docent-guided tour of our exhibit, Montana Homeland. Tours begin on the hour at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Regular museum admission is charged: $5 per adult, $1 per child, $12 per family, MHS Members free. Montana Homeland is one of three permanent exhibits at the Montana Historical Society—come early or stay late at no extra charge to visit our other galleries on your own. And don’t miss our newest special exhibit, Times of Trouble, Times of Change: Montana and the Great War.

Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons

Join Montana Historical Society (MHS) staff members and other subject matter experts in a two-month exploration of the last twelve thousand years of Montana history. Every Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., between April 4, 2018 and May 30, 2018 in the MHS auditorium, a presenter will discuss a major period in Montana history. Individually, these programs will offer compelling discussions of specific topics relating to Montana’s past; together they will provide a big-picture overview of the state’s rich and fascinating history. Come for one—or come for all. OPI Renewal Credits will be available. Click here for the full course description. For more information call 444-4741 or email klambert@mt.gov. Tune in at 3:30 to watch it live!

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

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