Montana Historical Society Archives and Museum
Founded in 1865 in Bannack, the Montana Historical Society operates a research library and state history museum at its headquarters in Helena (it moved here in 1874). Both are open to the public. The museum's Mackay Gallery includes the work of local artists and the famous Montana artist Charles Marion Russell. Among the most popular exhibits are the permanent collections related to pioneer history and the collections of Native American artifacts and art. The Society also offers various public programming, traveling exhibits, and publications.
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