Western Heritage Center, Billings, Montana: Founded in 1971, the Western Heritage Center (WHC) shares and interprets the stories of the Yellowstone River Valley and the Northern High Plains. Our focus is primarily the history of south-central and south-east Montana. Housed in the historic Parmly Billings Memorial Library building in downtown Billings, the WHC provides interpretive displays with hands-on components, offers several innovative traveling exhibits, and cares for an artifact and archive collection of 40,000 items. The annual museum budget includes a Yellowstone County mill levy, representing over 50% of our annual budget, along with membership dues, program sponsorships, museum entry fees, gift store sales, contracted services, fundraising events, endowment interest payments, and other project oriented grant funds. Working closely with local cultural partners and businesses, the museum board, staff, and volunteers view the museum as a center for regional engagement. We are grateful for all your support!