Signature Events


Bitter Root Day

Saturday, June 8th 2019 from 9am-1pm 
A street festival celebration of the Bitter Root Flower and the original inhabitants of the Bitter Root Valley.  more…






A Cowboy Christmas

Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 6pm
Join us for a special program, amid beautiful trees, and take advantage of the gift shop sale  more…





McIntosh Apple Day

Saturday, October 6th 2018 from 9am-3pm 
A street festival hailed as “The Biggest Bake Sale Under the Big Sky.”  more…





Liquid Apple Night

Saturday, October 6th 2018 from 5pm-9pm 
A hard cider festival that takes place directly following Apple Day.  more…



Ghost Tours

October 20th and 27th,  2018 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…





29th Annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony & Gallery of Trees opening reception

Monday, November 12th at 2pm
Join us for our annual Gallery of Trees Christmas program that will be paired with the 28th Annual Veterans Day Observance Ceremony.   more…




  Ernst Peterson
“Photograph Montana” Contest

January 17th, 2019
The Ravalli County Museum is the repository for Ernst Peterson’s photograph collection and archives. We honor this privilege 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.