Montana Historical Society

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

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Where Did Our Public Lands Come From?

Photo of author John Clayton and Natural Rivals book cover

50th Annual Montana History Conference

Get ready for Building on the Past, the 50th annual Montana History Conference, September 28-30, 2023 at the Delta Hotels Colonial in Helena – the same location as the first conference in 1974. Then, as now, the conference endeavored to explore underrepresented facets of regional history and to recognize that the past is a continuum—not a dividing line—and its people, events, successes, and failures perpetually impact our present and future.

Building on the Past

Free Admission at the Original Governor's Mansion!

See the schedule below for the remainder of the Fall/Winter season.

Fall/Winter Hours

Continuing through May 15
Saturdays only:
Tours at 12, 1, 2, and 3
Closed holidays.

Tour capacity is 20 people. There is no admission fee, and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis - no advanced reservations.

Can't make it? Visit this historic home with a virtual tour of the Original Governor's Mansion or view a twenty-minute video tour.

Original Governor's Mansion Helena, Montana

MTHS Building Renovations

The Montana Historical Society’s galleries and research center are closed until early 2025 for renovations. The Museum Store is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and is closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, weekends, and holidays.

Explore our collections online.

Native American artifacts

From Our Collection: Montana's Charlie Russell