Montana Historical Society

Big Sky ~ Big History

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Celebrate Juneteenth!


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Helena Juneteenth Events 2024 Banner

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The Montana Histori.cal Society’s Historic Montana website and companion app take you on a virtual tour of selected buildings, neighborhoods, and cultural sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Historic Montana’s abundant content is reproduced from the thousands of National Register interpretive signs placed at properties across the state to enhance knowledge of historic places and promote historic preservation. Click the link here, the graphic above, or the image below.


McIntosh house in Kalispell, Montana.

Digitized Photographs

Browse 660 images from the Evelyn J. Cameron collection, featuring homesteading, ranching, Eastern Montana social life, scenery and wildlife, c. 1894-1928. Click the link here or one of the images below.

Evelyn Cameron sitting on chair in a room feeding a grasshopper to a Sparrow Hawk perched on her finger, Circa 1908. Ornate silver buckle on Cameron's belt.; Eastern Montana.


Andy McMillon's wool, Circa 1906; bearded sheep shearer, holding clippers and a sheep about to be shorn, standing in front of wool bags; bags numbered and painted with owner's brand.; Eastern Montana.

Free Admission

at the

Original Governor's Mansion

304 N Ewing St, Helena, MT

See the schedule below for the remainder of the Fall/Winter season.

Spring/Summer Hours

Continuing through September 15
Tuesday thru Saturday:
Tours at 12, 1, 2, and 3
Closed holidays.

Tour capacity is 20 people. There is no admission fee, and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis - no advanced reservations.

Can't make it? Visit this historic home with a virtual tour of the Original Governor's Mansion or view a twenty-minute video tour.

Original Governor's Mansion Helena, Montana

From Our Collection: Montana's Charlie Russell