Our May 21 program with Tami Haaland will be filmed with no live audience – we will be closed from 11:00-1:00 on that Thursday.  It will be available on FACEBOOK Live (like us on Facebook) and through Community Seven TV at a later date.

The Western Heritage Center, based on recommendations from the Yellowstone County Unified Health Command and the Governor’s Office, is re-opening on Wednesday, May 5.  The museum will have special hours in May from 9-10 AM each morning, Wednesday through Saturday, for visitors with compromised immune systems. The museum’s regular hours are WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY, 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.  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.

To leave a message with the staff  – 406-256-6809

Thank you.



Thursday, March 19, High Noon

POSTPONED UNTIL MID-MAY OR JUNE: A Montanan Through and Through: The Photographic Legacy of Barbara Van Cleve.

Barbara Van Cleve, Big Timber rancher and photographer.

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Thursday, April 16, High Noon

POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE OR JULY: The Best Gift: Montana’s Carnegie Libraries

Kate Hampton, Montana State Historic Preservation Office

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Thursday, May 21, High Noon

Only available on YouTube Live – No Live Audience.

Montana Poetry – Poems and Stories of Grace Stone Coates and Gwendolen Haste

Tami Haaland, former Montana State Poet Laureate

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Thursday, June 18, High Noon

A Landscape of Vice: Montana’s Red-Light Districts

Crystal Alegria, Director of the Extreme History Project

Sponsored by Michelle and Conrad Caron

Thursday, July 16, High Noon

Indians, Amateurs, and Archaeologists: Artifact Collecting in Montana 1880-1950

Nancy Mahoney, Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at MSU Bozeman

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Thursday, August 20, High Noon

Jeannette Rankin, first woman to serve in Congress

Performance by Mary Jane Bradbury

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Thursday, August 27, High Noon

The “Wyoming Experiment”: Western Women, Propaganda, and the National Suffrage Movement.

Dr. Emily Arendt, Assistant professor of history at Montana State University Billings

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Thursday, October 15, High Noon

Montana’s first Career Woman: The story of a former slave, Sarah Bickford

Amy Elmer, Volunteer Coordinator at Western Heritage Center

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