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Museums in Montana – Virtual Tour

Montana is bordered by Canada, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Montana’s western half contains numerous mountain ranges, while the eastern half is characterized by western prairie terrain and badlands. 

Various indigenous peoples lived in the territory of the present-day state of Montana for thousands of years. Following European contact, American, British, and French traders operated a fur trade, working with indigenous peoples.

Though the fur trade brought some material gain for indigenous tribal groups, it also introduced European diseases and altered their economic and cultural traditions.

The first permanent settlement by Euro-Americans in Montana was in 1841. In 1847, Fort Benton was established as the uppermost fur-trading post on the Missouri River, and settlers began moving into the territory.

The first gold discovered in Montana was at Gold Creek in 1852, followed by a series of major mining discoveries of gold, silver, copper, lead, and coal, and later oil, which created a miner’s boom area.

Gold output increased significantly, and silver then became even more important. The largest mining operations were in Butte, which had significant silver deposits and gigantic copper deposits.

Today Montana’s economy is based on agriculture, including ranching and cereal grain farming. Resources industries include oil, gas, coal, mining, and lumber, with the accompanying services sector becoming significant for the state.

Montana’s tourism is based on Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Beartooth Highway, Flathead Lake, Big Sky Resort, and its various museums.

 

Montana Museums - Virtual Tour

Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park, Montana

Museums in Montana

  • Museum of the Rockies
  • C. M. Russell Museum
  • World Museum of Mining
  • Moss Mansion Museum
  • Missoula Art Museum
  • Old Montana Prison Museum
  • Yellowstone Art Museum
  • Montana Museum of Art & Culture
  • Yellowstone Gateway Museum
  • Gallatin History Museum
  • Northwest Montana History Museum

 
Montana Museums - Virtual Tour

A marmot in front of Hidden Lake and Reynolds Mountain in Glacier National Park, Montana

Museums in Montana

  • State:              Montana
  • Country:         United States
  • Capital:           Helena
  • Largest city:    Billings
  • Population:    1 million
  • Demonym:     Montanan

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