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The Montana Historical Society

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Address: 225 N. Roberts St, Helena, MT
Phone Number: 800/243-9900
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Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The good: The concept was well thought out and tips the hat to many of the unsung heroes (e.g. the native populations and the early Chinese immigrants to MT) as well as to local... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Windsor, Connecticut
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Windsor, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The good: The concept was well thought out and tips the hat to many of the unsung heroes (e.g. the native populations and the early Chinese immigrants to MT) as well as to local figures and artists. Some of the key moments are certainly captured as well (e.g. the Lewis and Clark expedition and Custer's last stand). The bad: This... More 

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Ft Myers Bch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A perfect place to begin to understand the cultue of Montana and the West. Even youngsters will be entranced by the cowboys, Indians and the settlers stories. Take your time. This is not a place to hurry through.

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Murray, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We stopped at the Montana Historical Society near the end of the day and we sort of peeked in to see what it had to offer. We were pleasantly surprised to find that it was free (second Saturdays) Touring the museum can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour (or more) depending upon how much interest you take in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Artifacts are tremendous and Charles Russell paintings are superb, and timeline displays are okay, but the fact that you can't drink the water from the fountain doesn't speak well for the facility! Would wonder if the building is safe. Definitely enjoyed but was aghast that a public facility would have a sign that the water was unsafe for consumption! Really????

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Western art at its best, knowing more about an artist that was in real life a real good man iseems unique and rare these days. Worth the visit just for Russell .

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Anyone visiting Helena should put this stop on their list. I only wish the legislature would have appropriated the money to build an addition to the museum, as the museum has thousands of items waiting for display space. This past session, it appears to ME, that too many were short sighted. The state had/has the money. ALSO TAKE THE TOUR... More 

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Hysham, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Since I was at a reception, and discussed topics with speaker and guests, we only had time to see the new exhibit on the history of the Chinese in Montana. One of the guests recommended and it was very interesting. In past I have toured other parts of this wonderful museum.

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Clyde Park, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The exhibit on the Chinese laborers who built our railroads out west but were paid starvation wages and discriminated against is very interesting. They have a nice collection of art by Charlie Russell as well.

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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Very informative. Hands-on for kids which is great (although we didn't have any with us). Definitely a whole day excursion if you want to see it all.

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Avon, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is a must see for travelers. We spent hours there, and could have stayed much longer, but wanted to get to The Gates of the Mountains. Very interesting exhibits.

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Additional Information about The Montana Historical Society

Address: Address: 225 N. Roberts St, Helena, MT
Phone Number: 800/243-9900
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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