Signature Events


Bitter Root Day

Saturday, June 10th 2017 from 9am-2pm 
A street festival celebration of the Bitter Root Flower and the original inhabitants of the Bitter Root Valley.  more…






An Afternoon of Cowboy Music & Poetry

Saturday September 9th, 2017 from 3 -5pm
Sit under the maple trees and enjoy savory hors d’oeuvres paired with a glass of beer or wine and listen to a few yarns and tales gracefully told by talented cowboy poets. more…





McIntosh Apple Day

Saturday, October 7th 2017 from 9am-3pm 
A street festival hailed as “The Biggest Bake Sale Under the Big Sky.”  more…





Liquid Apple Night

Saturday, October 7th 2017 from 5pm-9pm 
A hard cider festival that takes place directly following Apple Day.  more…



Ghost Tours

October 21st, 28th, & 31st  2017 from 10pm-3am
Become a paranormal investigator for the night, gathering evidence and exploring rooms in the Museum that are not on the regular tour! This tour is done in the dark, with flashlights, and special ghost hunting equipment. more…





A Red, White & Blue Christmas

Saturday, November 11th at 2pm – Saturday, December 2017
Join us for our annual Gallery of Trees Christmas program that will be paired with the 27th Annual Veterans Day Observance Ceremony.   more…





  Ernst Peterson
“Photograph Montana” Contest

Date 2018 To Be Announced
The Ravalli County Museum is the repository for Ernst Peterson’s photograph collection and archives. We honor this privilege each year with the Ernst Peterson “Photograph Montana” Contest. more…


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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.