Ravalli County Museum Hamilton Montana

Ravalli County Museum & Historical Society

We are pleased to announce that the Ravalli County Museum will be re-opening to the public on Tuesday, June 2.  Until then we will continue to be available  via phone at 406.363.3338 and email.  (see list below)  Please also join us on Facebook to get updated information!

Our Antiques & Collectibles Auction that was scheduled for May 2nd has been postponed  but we are accepting donated items.  If you have a donation, please contact David Bethman at bottlevault@yahoo.com or at (360)927-2408 to arrange a drop off or pick up!  We are also accepting vendor applications for Bitter Root Day, which is scheduled for June 13!  To apply, just click the vendor portal button.   Please check back with us for updates on our re-opening and rescheduled events.  Until then, everyone be safe and stay healthy!

For general questions, contact Nancy at: asst_director@ravallimuseum.org
For questions relating to festivals and vendor booths, contact Sarah at: marketing@ravallimuseum.org
For questions relating to historic collections: collections@ravallimuseum.org
(We are not currently accepting donations of items for Collections, please contact us for further information)
For questions relating to archival research, contact Bill at: rcmuseumarchives@gmail.com

The Ravalli County Museum, located in Hamilton, Montana, houses many unique and rare historical collections from our Native American heritage and establishment of Montana’s first white settlement in the heart of Ravalli County.

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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.

Our Focus

The Ravalli County Museum has a three tiered focus of art, local history and natural history. There are a total of twenty-eight galleries and chambers. Nine are exhibition rooms, with six permanent displays that are created from the Museum’s extensive collections.

We provide a cultural venue to enrich the experiences of our community through programming and educational opportunities for people of all ages.

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:

The mission of the Bitter Root Valley Historical Society is to acquire, preserve, protect and interpret the historical and cultural heritage of the Bitter Root Valley and its people.  Ravalli County Museum is operated and supported by the Bitter Root Valley Historical Society and is a 501c3 IRS qualified charitable organization.
Ravalli County Museum is ADA Accessible
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