The Museum at Central School
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; School Alums; 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


Taste of Kalispell
Saturday, September 6th - 5:00 to 10:00
Come and enjoy with your family and friends an evening of great food, drinks, and music on a lovely summer night. Right here on our lawn at The Museum at Central School. More details on our Facebook Page.

Bob Marshall Wilderness Exhibit
Now Through Spring 2014
Visitors will be greeted by a life size photo of Bob Marshall at a new display that commemorates the 1.5 million-acre wilderness complex that bears his name. Marshall was the original founder of the Wilderness Society and instrumental in forming the Wilderness Act which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year.

The centerpiece of the display is a historic trail camp complete with antique camping gear, tools used in trail building the original wilderness trails, and remnants from the oldest surviving phone line the U.S.

Montana History Book Club
Second Thursday of every month, 6:30 PM
May 9th   “Red corner: The rise and Fall of Communism in Northeast Montana”
by Verlaine McDonald
June 13th   “Very Close to Trouble, the Johnny Grant Memoir”
by Linda Meikle
July 11th   “Montana 1948”
by Larry Watson
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