Welcome to the Montana Historical Society

Free admission

9–5 Second Saturdays

Take a tour

Museum Tours
Original Governor's Mansion
Montana State Capitol

Watch the video
Montana Heritage Center 

Montana's Charlie Russell

New Book: Ties, Rails, and Telegraph Wires

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

Saturdays in November, every hour on the hour beginning at 10:00 a.m.
We will be showing historic films from the MHS film archives (Note: No film will be shown at times when another program is schedule for the auditorium).

  • November 24 – Construction of Fort Peck Dam

Thursday, November 22
Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday and Saturday, November 23–24, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
•    Free admission. Visit the Museum’s long-term and temporary exhibits to share Montana’s rich past with your out-of-town family and friends. 
•    “Black Friday” at the Museum Store. The MHS Museum Store is a great place to shop on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving!  Avoid the crowds and enjoy shopping our hand-picked selection of Montana books, jewelry, and gifts. Open 9-5 both days, the store offers free giftwrapping. Don’t forget that MHS memberships make great presents for the history-lovers in your life and MHS members receive a 15% discount on most store purchases.

Friday and Saturday, November 23–24
Home for the Holidays—enjoy free admission to the former home of Montana’s first families. Bring your out-of-town family and friends for a visit to the Original Governors’ Mansion. Tours begin on the hour at noon, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm. The Mansion is located at 304 N. Ewing. For more information please call 444-4794.

Montana Historical Society logo. Big Sky. Big Land. Big History.

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

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