Montana Historical Society

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Traveling Exhibits

Montana's Native Warriors

Hunter Schildt, left, and Dan Wells, both of Browning, Montana, in Mosul, Iraq, photograph by Stewart Miller Inspired by the popular Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Native Words, Native Warriors, curated by George Horse Capture. The Montana Historical Society’s version illustrates Montana’s Native American involvement in both World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and modern conflicts using contemporary and historic photographs and the first-hand accounts of Montana soldiers. The final panel seeks to honor Montana's Native American veterans by providing access to an online memorial of names and tribal affiliations.

I Do: A Cultural History of Montana Weddings

Slovenian wedding part, Helena, 1905, photograph courtesy Bob Russ, HelenaProvides an intimate and surprising look at an important tradition. The exhibit will help visitors move beyond traditional stereotypes by drawing attention to Montana’s historic diversity and by providing an intimate look at the lives of earlier generations. This exhibit is made possible by the Montana Cultural Trust and the Montana Historical Society.

For more information about these exhibits or to procure them, please contact Amanda Trum at (406) 444-4719 or