MHS Staff Picks

Hooked: Fishing in Montana
Anglers around the state and country are hooked on fishing in Montana waters!
Connect with Montana The Magazine of Western History on Facebook
Visit our Facebook page for more information on topics and authors explored in our award-winning quarterly journal.
Digitized Montana Newspapers Online
Montana Newspapers and Chronicling America are two freely accessible resources designed specifically for digitized newspapers, offering improved search, browse, display, downloading and printing.
ExploreBig is a website and mobile app to help you discover Montana’s rich cultural resources. Curated by the Montana Historical Society, ExploreBig shares the history and architecture of selected buildings, neighborhoods, and cultural sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the nation’s official list of cultural resources deemed worthy of preservation.
Montana Memory Project
Explore the expansive online resource that provides access to digital collections of items relating to Montana’s cultural heritage and government. For example, you can find a letter from Meriwether Lewis to General Henry Dearborn requesting payment for supplies used on the expedition of 1804-1806, various government and legislative records from territorial times to the present such as this 1902 telegram to Governor Toole about smallpox in a Cree camp, or these minutes from a miner’s meeting in Bannack.
Check out our YouTube channel!
At the Montana Historical Society, we record many of our public programs on a wide variety of topics relating to the Treasure State’s history and culture. We are excited to share them on YouTube.
Montana The Magazine of Western History
Published since 1951, Montana The Magazine of Western History showcases the people, places, and events that shaped the state and the western region.
Historic house museums
Visit the Original Governor’s Mansion in Helena or the Moss Mansion in Billings, both meticulously restored with authentic draperies, furniture, fixtures, and artifacts.
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