Welcome to the Montana Historical Society


Free admission

9–5 Second Saturdays


Take a tour

Museum Tours
Original Governor's Mansion
Montana State Capitol

Montana's Charlie Russell
Montanas Charlie Russell


The proposed Montana Heritage Center

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

Every Monday in July, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
The Last Chance Community Pow Wow Committee will be selling Pow Wow tacos on the MHS front lawn. Come have lunch, enjoy drumming and dancing, and support the 21st Annual Last Chance Community Pow Wow.

Saturday, July 20, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m., Apollo 11 Fiftieth Anniversary
Half a century after humanity’s historic first step on the moon, the Montana Historical Society is hosting a screening of the Smithsonian Channel’s The Day We Walked on the Moon. Astronauts (including Michael Collins, the third member of the Apollo 11 mission), members of Mission Control (including Flight Director Gene Kranz, Capsule Communicator Charles Duke, and Guidance Officer Steve Bales) and the children of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin reveal their personal stories behind the scenes of the iconic day. Pop culture notables like Queen guitarist and doctor of astrophysics Brian May and television personality and professor of physics Brian Cox describe where they were and what they felt during that “One Small Step.” It’s a story that ranges from the deeply personal to the grand and historic, an in-depth look at one of the most important twenty-four-hour periods in history.

The special screenings of The Day We Walked on the Moon will be preceded by a slide show, Montana 1969, developed by MHS historian Christine Brown, and moon rocks brought back to earth by Apollo 11 will be on display.

All summer long!
Summer tours are in full swing at the Original Governor’s Mansion. It’s the perfect place to bring your out-of-town family and friends. Hours are:
May 15–September 15
Tuesday–Saturday: Tours at 12, 1, 2, and 3
Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.
Visit OGM Tours for more information.

As part of the Blue Star Museum program, MHS is offering FREE ADMISSION to active-duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. For more information on Blue Star Museums visit: https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/blue-star-museums.

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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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