Rotating Exhibits

art exhibit

Touching the Surface
Wes Mills | An Artist Collects Treasured Objects from China’s Past

 Opening November 18th at 7pm – April 13, 2017

Explore with us as we view objects that helped lay the foundation for subsequent Chinese art, culture, and civilization. More…







Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail

Opening May 19th at 6pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of this very special exhibit which has been in the making for over four years and was developed with Nez Perce Tribal Elders and Members. Witness a Salish Tribal Member offering a traditional welcome and permission to pass through Salish Homeland; hear reflections from Nez Perce whose families were on the trail in 1877; sample traditional Nez Perce foods, enjoy special music; and take in the exhibit.

Hands-On Activities:
Saturdays – 10am-Noon
Hands-on activities for children of all ages. Join us any time! Please note: Different activities will take place every Saturday morning through the duration of the exhibit.


Exhibit Support provided by:
• NPNHT Challenge Cost Share Program
• Humanities Montana
• Bitter Root Cultural Heritage Trust

Educational Programming provided by:
• Elliott & Grace Lander Foundation
• The George Lawry Bequest
• The NPNHT/USDA Forest Service
Challenge Cost Share Program
• Humanities Montana



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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.