The Western Heritage Center, based on recommendations from the Yellowstone County Unified Health Command and the Governor’s Office, is re-opening on Tuesday, May 5.  The museum will have special hours in May and June, from 9-10 AM each morning, Tuesday through Saturday, for visitors with compromised immune systems. The museum’s regular hours are 10-5 and we will be limiting how many people can be in the museum at one time, as well as limiting access to staff offices. Like us on Facebook to keep updated on our strategy for public lectures, which may be only available as a YouTube Live event and filmed for on-line viewing, and also limits on how many can attend each of our summer walking tours.  Take care of yourselves and each other. Physical distancing continues to be a critical measure to reducing the spread of Covid-19. We will provide a daily cleaning and take any other necessary steps and precautions to protect the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, staff, and neighbors, as we continue to face this pandemic.

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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.  Discover your new exhibit –

The Western Heritage Center has launched a new online exhibit of artwork on April 24 created in response to the COVID-19 Crisis. Art in Isolation: Response to COVID-19 is a free, online exhibition featuring Montanan artists of all ages and abilities.


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