Montana Historical Society Museum, Helena

#5 of 100 in Museums in Montana
History Museum · Museum
Montana's memory starts here! Established in 1865, the Montana Historical Society is one of the oldest institutions of its kind west of the Mississippi River. Learn more about Montana's Museum, the Montana Historical Society Press, Montana The Magazine of Western History, the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, and the MHS Research Center. Join in the countless programs we offer through our Outreach and Interpretation division, or shop in our unique Museum Store in person or online.
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  • Great museum! The main exhibit about Montana from prehistoric times through the 50s and 60s was really cool. Lots of great artifacts and stories. Our favorite was the third floor military exhibit!  more »
  • This museum traces the history of the area from prehistoric to modern times. It begins with a large collection of fossils, including skulls of several mammoths. Another section is devoted to...  more »
  • Love this place! Great places to go to learn about Montana History!
  • This centrally located museum gives an honest and in depth look at Montana history. They also have a nice collection of Russell paintings. Well worth the visit when in Helena.

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