In 1805 when Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery arrived in what is now Montana, they encountered a vivid and lively world of thriving Native American cultures, unparalleled wildlife abundance, and raw beauty. Two hundred years later, we invite you to come discover the treasures that have helped preserve the memory and legacy of that world.
From atlatl throwing to blacksmithing to roping, you'll discover this mythic place at the Montana Historical Society. Workshops in historical preservation and genealogy, tours of the state Capitol and Original Governor's Mansion, and fascinating monthly lectures on Western history bring exciteent and fun to our heritage!
You can enjoy Montana's rich history in your own home with a subscription to the Society's award-winning journal, Montana The Magazine of Western History. And when you join the Society as a member, you'll receive the magazine, along with free admission to Montana's Museum, discounts on store purchases, and many other membership perks.
Known as the Last Best Place, Montana can also claim that its Historical Society is the first best place for preserving the art and history of Montana and the American West. When you join as a member, you help preserve the treasures of the oldest historical society west of the Mississippi River.