Welcome to the Montana Historical Society

Free admission

9–5 Second Saturdays

Take a tour

Museum Tours
Original Governor's Mansion
Montana State Capitol

Watch the video
Montana Heritage Center 

Montana's Charlie Russell

2018 Montana History Conference Daphne Bugbee-Jones: Montana Modernist

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.

Upcoming Films and Events

Come in out of the heat to enjoy films from Montana’s past in our air-conditioned auditorium.

Saturday, August 18, every hour on the hour starting at 10:00 a.m.

  • Kootenai (1976, 14:08): Provides a history of the region surrounding the Kootenai (or Kootenay) River, a major tributary of the Columbia River that flows through British Columbia, Montana and Idaho.
  • Old West Trail Country: Your Land and Mine (1977, 28:10): A travelogue that highlights the natural beauty of the five states that comprise the "Old West Trail Country": Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.

Saturday, August 25, every hour on the hour starting at 10:00 a.m.

  • Interesting People in Montana: Jean Sullivan (ca. 1958,16:05): Celebrated Montana radio and television executive Ed Craney interviews Jean Sullivan, Glacier National Park employee and avalanche survivor.
  • Montana and Its Aircraft (1969, 44:29): A program that discusses the importance of aviation in Montana, including medical flights, the spraying of crops, forestry and firefighting, ranching, rodeos, mail service, commerce, business commuting, and recreational activities are all portrayed as beneficiaries of improved aviation.

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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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