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Help preserve the rich history of Cascade County
Located near the Missouri River along historic Machinery Row, The History Museum makes its home in the old International Harvester building. Built in 1929, the structure housed the implement dealership for thirty years until Northern School Supply purchased it in 1959. The Cascade County Historical Society acquired the building in 1998 to house its museum, archives, collection and gift shop.
The History Museum is home to more than 10,000 artifacts, more than 70,000 photos and 4,500 square feet of archives, all collected from Central Montana over the past 40 years. We take great pride in ensuring the preservation, interpretation and accessibility of our historic collections. Researchers from all 50 states and several foreign countries have taken advantage of the services we offer.
Exciting permanent and special exhibitions are on display throughout the year and the public is welcome free of charge!
Our gift shop is one of the best book stores around! You will also find beautiful Montana-made jewelry, t-shirts, Tumblewood Teas, honey, pottery, stationary, vintage toys and so much more. Of special note are the documentary DVDs we have produced over the past few years with a new one coming in late 2018. The DVDs are available in the gift shop and are one of our most popular items.
The museum offers a lecture series each year, and is host to a number of special events as well. Whether you are 8 or 80, you will find The History Museum a fascinating place...please come check us out!
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