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“Morning at the museum”

Carbon County Historical Society and Museum
Ranked #6 of 25 things to do in Red Lodge
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Owner description: Located in Red Lodge's historic Labor Temple Building, the Carbon County Historical Society and Museum is the county's central source for historic, genealogical, and archival information about Carbon County, Montana. The museum was first established in 1959 by Alice Greenough to house the collection of her world-renowned rodeo family. The Carbon County Historical Society was formed in 1974, and incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 1975. In 1990, the three-story Labor Temple building was gifted to the Carbon County Historical Society by an anonymous donor. In 1909 the Labor Temple was completed in Red Lodge on the corner of 8th and Billings Ave (now Broadway). This four-story, 20,000 sq. ft. Labor Temple Building was constructed by the Red Lodge Miners Local No. 1771 for $36,000, using a quarter of a million bricks from the Fromberg brick yard. It once served more than 1,000 union miners in Carbon County. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The historical society received money through grants, and private donations to restore the main floor and basement. In June 1999, the Labor Temple once again opened its doors to the community as the county's museum. The historical society is in the process of raising funds to restore and renovate the top two floors, with a completion date goal of 2017.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed February 7, 2012

We really enjoyed the museum. It was a well maintained museum for a town of this size

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Reviewed September 14, 2011

Lays out and displays the history of coal and mineral extraction very well.

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Reviewed September 17, 2017
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