Based on recommendations from the Yellowstone County Unified Health Command and the CDC, the museum is temporarily closed. As soon as we re-open our doors, we look forward to welcoming you, your family, and those who love Montana history. Until then, be kind to one another.

We are open Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5. During July and August we’ll be open Monday-Saturday, 10-5.

The Western Heritage Center is a history museum, educational outreach center, and public archive. Our goal is to engage as many different audiences as possible in the interesting and important stories of the people and places of the Yellowstone River Valley and the Northern High Plains.  We do this in many ways.

Onsite Exhibits

Inside our beautiful, spacious interior galleries we offer changing exhibits highlighting our collections and original historical research.  Our historic 1901 building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is our most significant artifact. Exhibit information is located on our Events Calendar.

Online Exhibits

You can explore some of the fascinating people and places unique to our region through our online offerings.


Explore some of our available traveling exhibits in the gallery below or click on the button to learn more about our other outreach programs.
Outreach Programs