The Yellowstone County Museum
Visitors to the Yellowstone County Museum (YCM) will be delighted to explore the splendors of Montana history housed throughout our 5,000 square feet of exhibit space. Objects range from beautiful handcrafted saddles, to rare firearms, pioneer wagons, unique Ghost Dance artifacts, stunning tribal bead work, and much more. Learn about the cultures and natural history that make the Yellowstone County region dynamic and unique. Also enjoy an unrivaled view atop the Rims through our high powered binoculars.
September 13th (Friday) 5:30 PM, YCM Lobby
Join us to listen to Katrina talk about the Smith Coal Mine Disaster.
On February 27, 1943, the No. 3 Smith Mine in the small town of Bearcreek, Montana exploded killing seventy-five individuals, seventy-four miners, and one rescuer. The disaster is the worst coal mining accident in the state of Montana. Despite the importance of mining in Montana’s history and economy, the Smith Mine is slowly fading from the state’s history.
Thank you Sponsors!
The How We Got Here fundraiser event was a great success! The YCM board and staff cannot thank our sponsors enough. All proceeds benefit the YCM youth education program which provides children and youth in our community with historical perspectives and an appreciation of the importance of preservation. Please click through the photos of the event below.