Ravalli County Museum & Historical Society

23rd Annual Ernst Peterson Photograph Montana Contest – Submission deadline January 30th! Under 18 years of age pay $2.00 per entry and 18 & older pay $4.00 per entry.  Amount of entries is unlimited.

(S)now and Then, an Ernst Peterson Photo Exhibit – We invite you to be apart of this exhibit by submitting your favorite winter memory! All submission are FREE and can come in the form of a poem, drawing, story, or anything else you’d like! Submission deadline January 30th!


Ravalli County Courthouse 1915

Our Focus

The Ravalli County Museum has a three tiered focus of art, local history and natural history.

We provide a cultural venue to enrich the experiences of our community through programming and educational opportunities for people of all ages.



Ravalli County Museum 2005

Our Service Area

The Ravalli County Museum is the repository for historical information, artifacts and collections for all of Ravalli County.

For more information, visit our About page.

Interested in getting involved in YOUR local Museum?  There’s plenty of ways:

Sponsor an event or exhibit

Become a member

Planned giving


The mission of the Ravalli County Museum & Historical Society is to acquire, preserve, protect and interpret the historical and cultural heritage of the Bitter Root Valley and its people.