The Yellowstone County Museum (YCM) is celebrating 65 years of preserving, protecting, and interpreting the natural history and diverse cultures of the Yellowstone Valley and the Northern Plains. The open house takes place Saturday, April 20th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Admission is free. Billings Airport short term parking tickets will be stamped at the museum for free parking.
The museum includes the McCormick Cabin, originally home to a pioneer family in Billings. It was transported along the Rims in 1954 and opened to the public as a museum in 1956. Located atop the Rims at 1950 Airport Terminal Circle, across from the Billings Logan International Airport, the cabin serves as the entrance into the expanded museum.
The museum offers visitors an astonishing array of cultural artifacts and one-of-a-kind memorabilia from authentic Native American objects to keepsakes from the earliest pioneers through the mid-20th century.
Our anniversary celebrates an exhibit dedicated to the early Emergency Services of Yellowstone County. Other current exhibits include a tribute to the Billings Baseball Preservation Society, the involvement of our brave Yellowstone County soldiers in WWI, historically significant firearms of the region, and “Waiting for the Earth to Move” – the nation’s largest public display of Ghost Dance regalia.
YCM’s open house takes place Saturday, April 20th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. The museum is located at 1950 Airport Terminal Circle. For more information, call Terry Steiner, Director at the Yellowstone County Museum, at (406) 256-6811.