Montana Historical Society

Big Sky ~ Big History

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Events & Programs

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.

Fall/Winter Hours

Continuing through May 15
Saturdays only:
Tours at 12, 1, 2, and 3
Closed holidays.

Please Note: Regular tours will be available December 22 and 23 (Friday and Saturday) for the Christmas holiday.

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.

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.

Digitized Montana Newspapers

Explore almost three million pages from over 150 Montana newspapers! Click the link here or one of the images below.

Butte WWI newspaper partial front page image.

Butte WWI newspaper partial front page image.

50th Annual Montana History Conference

Recordings Now Available!

If you missed a session because there were too many to choose from, or if you couldn’t make the conference, select a presentation from the links on our 50th Annual Montana History Conference Video Recordings page.

You can also find the past conference programs or listen to session recordings here.

Front cover of Montana Historical Society 50th Annual History Conference catalog.

From Our Collection: Montana's Charlie Russell