Special Exhibition Galleries


Quilts; a time-honored home-staple that tell a story through layers of fabric.   Opening night will include an authentic “Bed Turning”.Layers of quilts are placed on a bed, then turned. As each quilt is turned and held up for the audience, the quilt is described with the date and story of the piece.  

Faces of Montana – Also postponed but is scheduled.  Will be Featured in the Courtroom Gallery

This exhibit will feature some of the most famous people of Montana’s past, including Father Ravalli, Chief Joseph, Mary Ronan, Poker Joe, Henry Grant, Jeannette Rankin, and Granville Stuart.  We will also be highlighting some of our local folks! See how these personalities created the Montana we know today.

Old fashioned tools at Ravalli museum

“Tools of the Trade” Exhibit 
Featured in the Gray Gallery

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.

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

2021 Toy Exhibit

Playing in the Past: Historic Toys and Pastimes
Sponsored by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation.  Toys can be central to childhood and imagination.  Homemade, purchased or handed down, however toy come to us, they bring joy, inspire creativity and make memories that last a lifetime!  Many toys give children a chance to practice adult life in miniature, others are educational and some are just whimsical and fun.  

Trout Fishing – Coming Soon