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Public Programs

The Montana Historical Society hosts regularly scheduled public programs on a wide variety of topics relating to the Treasure State’s history and culture. Most programs take place on Thursday evenings (excluding holidays and a summer break). The Friends of the Montana Historical Society sponsor public programs the third Wednesday of each month, September through May (excluding December), and an annual March Lecture Series in celebration of Women’s History Month. Every fall the Society holds its annual Montana History Conference. Exhibit openings, curator tours, and family programs also enliven the year.

Public Programs for July 2015

Thursday, July 2, 6:30- 8:00 p.m. Original Governor’s Mansion, 304 N. Ewing. FREE admission, activities, and refreshments. The Montana Historical Society and Original Governor’s Mansion Restoration Society are hosting an Ice Cream Social. Celebrate Montana Historical Society’s 150th anniversary and two months of free admission to the Original Governor’s Mansion. Historic costumes welcome! Enter to win door prizes, including Secret Garden Tour tickets and gift cards donated by Lattes & Sundaes, Big Dipper, and Dairy Queen.For more information, call 406-444-2694 or visit

Sunday, July 19th, 10:00 a.m- 4:00 p.m. Helena Secret Garden Tour. Original Governor’s Mansion 304 N Ewing Street. Tickets are available at Leslie's Hallmark and Montana Historical Society Museum Store. Also available on the day of the tour at the Original Governor's Mansion 304 N Ewing Street. $ 10 for adults, $ 5 for childern 6-12. For More information call (406)-439-7966.


The Montana Historical Society's Research Center offers a variety of Programs on an ongoing basis. A list of topics is posted here.

To arrange speakers for your group or organization, or other questions regarding public programs, contact Kirby Lambert at 406-444-4741 or

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