Ravalli County Museum & Historical Society

A tribute to all who make their living off the land
Friday, March 24 at 6pm

Join us for this fun filled, musical look at agriculture through the ages.  Learn more…


Ernst Peterson Photo Journal WWII:
China, Burma & India Exhibit

Thursday, February 9th at 6pm – April 14th

Along with the works of local photographers who have submitted work in the annual competition, we invite you to see a collection of Peterson’s works that, until now, have been unavailable to the public. Learn more…


HorizontalValletofThree Valley of Three Trails

The Ravalli County Museum is uniquely situated in the Bitter Root Valley at a confluence of three historic and nationally recognized trails. The Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail, the Nee-Me-Poo National Historic Trail and the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. This summer begins our journey and discovery of these three trails.  Learn more…



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.