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Northwest Montana Historical Society
124 Second Ave. East, Kalispell, MT 59901

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Bringing Life to History &
History to Our Lives

Phone: (406) 756-8381
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More About:
Our Book, Looking Back;
Our Building, and
Our Lecture Series
Museum Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10-5
Adults $5.00    Seniors $4.00
Members & Children Free

Exhibition Notes

Western Indian Culture
This authentic collection of rare and diverse Native American artifacts reveals much about the life and culture of the Indians of the Northwest. This is an Indian-based exhibit of unusual authenticity not to be missed by anyone interested in Native American culture.

Frank Bird Linderman
Artifacts and art from the heirs of this famous Montana writer, pioneer, educator, and humanitarian.

Sand Monkeys, Tie Hacks,
and River Pigs

The logging industry in northwest Montana

History of the Flathead Valley
NEW . . . and Nearly Complete


Montana Modern Exhibit
Now through May
This traveling exhibit from our State Historical Society in Helena interprets our state's Modernist architectural legacy of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s with architectural drawings, historic and contemporary photographs, and interpretive text panels.

13th John White Series
Alternate Sundays, 2:30 PM starting January 11
January 11, 2:30 PM University of Montana Professor of History Anya Jabour speaking on "Montana Women in History". January 25, 2:30 PM, "Flathead Memories" panel with Cliff & Lynda Collins and Bill & Lois McClaren.

February 8, 2:30 PM Mary Jane Bradbury in a living history presentation of Nancy Cooper Russell, wife of Montana artist Charlie Russell. February 22 Wildlife biologist and author Doug Chadwick on his experiences exploring ecosystems from Siberia to the Congo and Canada to Northwest Montana. For tickets call 756-8381.

Montana History Book Club
Second Thursday of every month, 6:30 PM
February 12   "Winter Wheat"
by Mildred Walker
A story of growing up and becoming a woman in Montana.

All are welcome. Books are available at the Museum's School Bell Gift Shop at a discount for Society members. If you wish to receive monthly reminders about the Book Club, please send us an email to give us your email address.

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Updated: 10 Jan 2012 The Museum at Central School