Montana Historical Society

Big Sky ~ Big History

Museum and research center closed for renovations. For more info, call (406) 444-2694.

Public Programs and Events

The Montana Historical Society hosts public programs on a wide variety of topics relating to the Treasure State’s history and culture. Most programs take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. (excluding holidays and a summer break). Every fall the Society holds its annual Montana History Conference. Special lectures, exhibit openings, curator tours, and family programs also enliven the year.

Can’t make it? Watch the archived recording on the MHS YouTube Channel as well as a variety of great presentations.

Sign up to learn about upcoming programs.


June, 2024

  • Tuesday, June 18, 5:30 p.m.
    Catastrophe at Custer Creek: Montana’s Deadliest Train Wreck
    Miles City Library
    1 S 10th St, Miles City
    Book talk by Ian Wilson

    Author Ian Wilson will give a book talk about Catastrophe at Custer Creek: Montana’s Deadliest Train Wreck. His book, published by the Montana Historical Society Press, details the 1938 crash of an elite passenger train operated by the famed Milwaukee Road.

  • Wednesday, June 19 through Saturday, June 22
    Celebrate Juneteenth 2024!
    Various locations in Helena

    The Montana Historical Society and our community partners will be hosting a variety of events in downtown Helena celebrating Juneteenth and Black history in Montana. Link to our Juneteenth web page here for more information.


To arrange speakers for your group or organization, or other questions regarding public programs, contact Laura Marsh at (406) 444-4789 or laura.marsh@mt.gov.