MHS Staff Picks

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.
Women’s History Matters
Created as part of a commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of women’s suffrage in Montana, Women’s History Matters is designed to help the Montana Historical Society promote an increased appreciation and understanding of the role of women in the Treasure State’s past.
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.
Featured educator’s resource
Teachers, introduce Charlie Russell’s artwork to your classroom with our award-winning curriculum packet.
Membership online
Join or renew your membership, or subscribe to Montana The Magazine of Western History.
Montana State Capitol
Take a virtual tour of the capitol with full-color, 360-degree views.