Big Horn County Historical Museum & Visitor Center

Big Horn County Museum

Preserving Our Past for the Future.

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The Big Horn County Historical Society was organized in 1963.

In 1978, society volunteers accepted the challenge of developing a museum. The Big Horn County Historical Museum opened in 1979. The museum is located on what was once a 22-acre vegetable farm.

Through the years the museum has grown significantly from the two original structures, a farmhouse and barn, to 26 historic buildings that were moved to the property from various locations in the county. Later two barn style structures were built on site to exhibit the growing collection of farm equipment, horse drawn wagons and antique vehicles.

In 2012, a new state-of-the art main building was completed. The facility features a large gallery, gift shop, library, program/educational room, offices and the State of Montana Visitor Center.

The museum has become a focal point for our area’s rich culture and provides facilities for community gatherings and educational experiences.

Our Mission

The Society’s Mission is to collect, preserve, research, restore and exhibit artifacts pertinent to the history and culture of Big Horn County in a manner that is educational.