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Helena's Upper West Side Architecture Walking Tour

  • Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 p.m.
  • Upper West Side, Helena

Helena’s West Side graces the city with exquisite and varied architectural styles. Join MTHS Historian Kate Hampton on an hour-long walking tour of this distinctive neighborhood, which will highlight the stylistic trends and works of architectural masters.

Registration is required. Capacity is limited.

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Vintage photo of Samuel T. Hauser Mansion, Helena, Montana.

Home of Peace Cemetery Walking Tour

  • Tuesday, August 20, 7:00 p.m.
  • Home of Peace Cemetery, Helena

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Home of Peace Cemetery is the oldest active Jewish cemetery in Montana and is tangible evidence of this small but influential community, whose deceased members have been buried at the cemetery since 1867. Patty Dean, the tour presenter, is a regular contributor to the Montana Jewish Project’s social media biographical profiles.

Registration is required. Capacity is limited.

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Vintage photo of Home of Peace Cemetery, Helena, 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
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