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Celebrate Montana history with us! Your interest and love of Montana’s past energizes our work. With your help, more real stories of the past can be shared and more history is preserved for future generations. We invite you to enjoy, engage, explore, know, visit,and preserve Montana history by joining and supporting the Montana Historical Society.

Upcoming Films and Events

Celebrate the holidays with free admission to the Montana Historical Society on select days!
Montana’s Museum at the Montana Historical Society will offer free admission from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. every Saturday in December, plus Monday, December 24 and Monday, December 31.
After you browse the Museum’s long-term and temporary exhibits, remember to visit the MHS Museum Store. With our hand-picked selection of Montana books, jewelry, and gifts, it is the perfect place to shop and gift wrapping is free. And don’t forget that MHS memberships make great presents for the history lovers in your life. MHS members receive free admission to the museum, a subscription to Montana The Magazine of Western History, two free research requests, and a 15 percent discount on most store purchases.

Saturdays in December, every hour on the hour beginning at 10:00 a.m.
We will be showing historic films from the MHS film archives:

  • December 15–Kootenai and Old West Trail Country: Your Land and Mine
  • December 22–Interesting People in MT: Jean Sullivan and Montana and Its Aircraft
  • December 29–YNP The Scenic Wonderland of America and Red Sunday: The Story of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

The Original Governor’s Mansion (304 N. Ewing, Helena) will offer free admission on Saturdays* in December. Tours begin on the hour at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.
*Note: The OGM will be closed Saturday, December 29.
Learn about the contributions to the war effort made by Montana women and children during World War I. Not only is the Mansion decked out for the holidays, special exhibits of posters, magazine articles, photographs, artifacts, and hands-on activities show visitors how Montanans “did their bit” to support the war effort. Newspapers, letters, and telegrams offer a glimpse of the issues facing Governor Sam Stewart, the First Family, and all Montanans during the Great War. Bring your out-of-town family and friends. For more information please call (406) 444-4794.

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(406) 444-2694
(406) 444-2696 fax
P.O. Box 201201
225 N. Roberts
Helena, MT 59620

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