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.

Traditional Quilt & Needlework Exhibit
Now Through October 2014
Featured are more than a dozen hand-sewn quilts by local artists, some with tops from the late 1800s through the 1930s. Many of the quilt designs are based on traditional quilt patterns. Also on display are knitted dresses and a variety of period needlework.

Local quilters, whose work is on display, include Shirley Barrett, Bonnie Coston, Lois Dawson, Vivian Eby, Judy Elwood, Katherine Johnson, Pat Linder, and Betty Jo Malone.

Montana History Book Club
Second Thursday of every month, 6:30 PM
September 11   “The Oatman Massacre”
by Brian McGinty (2005)

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