Montana Historical Society

Big Sky ~ Big History

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


The Research Center is a non-circulating library, archive, and photo archive with collections available for onsite use as well as digitized materials available online.


The closure is necessary to allow staff time to prepare the collections for the renovation work that will occur in 2023 and 2024 in the Veterans and Pioneers Memorial Building.

During the closure, any research using original, non-digital archives or library collections will not be possible. However, online resources will be available, including historic newspapers, as well as all collections found on the Montana History Portal. Limited remote research services will also be available. The Research Center will re-open in early 2025. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please direct questions to

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Research Collections

Explore our library, archival, and photograph collections.

Online Collections & Finding Aids

Search our online collections and detailed inventories of archival collections. Go to digital collections and finding aids.


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About Us

Learn about donating materials, applying for fellowships, and our staff.