Research Center Hours

We are open to the public on:

Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. No appointment necessary.

We are closed every Sunday and Monday, and on the state holidays and holiday weekends listed below.

Important notice: Saturday Hours to be Discontinued and Photograph Archives Reference Hours to be by Appointment Only. As a result of legislation passed by the 2017 Legislature and signed by Governor Bullock, the Montana Historical Society is facing severe budget cuts. Unfortunately, this means that positions and services must be cut and, effective August 18, 2017, we will no longer be able to offer public reference hours on Saturdays or in the Photograph Archives. Access to photographs will still be available through the main reference room. We are deeply distressed by this development and apologize for the inconveniences imposed.

New Year's 2017 Saturday, December 31 through Monday, January 2
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Saturday, January 14 through Monday, January 16
Presidents Day Saturday, February 18 through Monday, February 20
Easter Saturday, April 15
Memorial Day Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29
Independence Day Saturday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 4
Labor Day Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4
Columbus Day Saturday, October 7 through Monday, October 9
Veterans Day Saturday, November 11
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 23 and Saturday, November 25
Christmas Saturday, December 23 through Monday, December 25
New Year's 2018 Saturday, December 30, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018