Rotating Exhibits

Toold-of-the-Trade-website-header,-2017Tools of the Trade: The Cron Collection

Exhibition Opening: Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6pm


The Crons have been collecting tools most of their lives and have amassed over 250 striking and absorbing examples of the myriad and diverse tools that can fit every necessary function.

Join us for the reception on October 12, 2017 at 6 pm and visit with Jane A. and Bob Cron. There will be interpretative materials and images, as well as hands on examples of machinery and tools in motion for folks to try out – kid friendly!

View the collection, the remarkable art that is represented by these finely crafted implements, utensils, riggings, and yes, tools.



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

May 19th – October 31

The Nez Perce National Historic Trail marks the path of the 1877 conflict between the United States Army and the Niimiipuu (Nez Perce) People.

Pursued by the Army, they made their way from their homeland in Wallowa, Oregon, to the Bears Paw Battlefield in northeast Montana.
This exhibit tells the story of their flight and gives the viewer an in depth look at the living culture and traditions of these resilient people.

Hands-on activities for children of all ages will be be provided for the duration of this exhibit, contact us at 406.363.3338 for more details!

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.