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Montana Historical Society Museum

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Address: 225 N Roberts St, Helena, MT 59601-4514
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+1 800-243-9900
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Mon - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Great Historical Place

Love looking seeing what is new and looking at the Charles Russell collection. It is fun for all ages.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love looking seeing what is new and looking at the Charles Russell collection. It is fun for all ages.

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum, currently housed across the street from the Montana State Capitol, has very nice exhibits of Native American and Euro-centric history in Montana, hosts a small military museum, and has a research center for those wanting to get more in-depth history. Best of all, it houses a fine collection of Charlie Russell original western art, as well as other... More 

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Spring Lake, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome! We took our kids here and they absolutely loved it! Being a Montana girl myself, it's great to wander back in time and see how Montana was in the young stages of life and this place does just that. Very fun and factual.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The staff is very outgoing and helpful, all you have to do is ask for their assistance, everything is well organized and easy to access. Find out information about early settlers, city directories, photographs used in newspaper printings, etc. There is a wonderful museum to go through depicting early life in Montana. They even have a tour train to show... More 

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Bigfork, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Montana is an interesting state, and Helena is a most interesting town and the capital city. The Historical Society Museum is a wonder, and no visitor should miss it. The Charlie Russell display is a classic, and everyone will get something out of it. All the displays are first rate, and the Board that runs the place is even considering... More 

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Bozeman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The museum has a very nice collection of Charlie Russell paintings, Native American artifacts and pioneer history as well as a nice military museum.

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Boyne City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Near the capitol building in Helena Montana is the Montana Historical Society Museum and the Charlie Russell Art Exhibit. You need a minimum of 2 hrs. to see everything. There are active displays and hands on displays. The 60 some art works and statues are thrilling to see and the tell you something about the artist. A must see on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The Montana Historical society museum is a true gem. The charlie Russell collection is large and features "when the land belonged to God". One of Charlie's signature works. Be sure to visit the museum store. Nicely done presentation of Western books and other unique offerings.

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Spokane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Far and away, this is the best historical museum that I have seen in the U.S. The displays are of art museum quality, with well-chosen artifacts, readable texts and good signage. It is a balanced presentation of Montana history, both pre- and post- European settlement.

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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The exhibition of Charles M Russel's work on the life of the First Nations and the early European settler was fascinating. So was the cartoon exhibit of Stan Lynde.

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