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. 

Waiting for the Earth to Move: The 1890 Ghost Dance

Lecture by MSUB  Native American Studies Director, Joseph McGeshick 

October 24 at 6:30 PM (Thursday)

At the Yellowstone County Museum Lobby

Come listen to Dr. McGeshick speak about the Ghost Dance which was a religious movement inspired by the Northern Paiute spiritual leader Wovoka. See the Events link above for more information!

Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

How We Got Here:   Cooper and the Crows Thinners

How We Got Here: Cooper and the Crows Thinners

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.

Learn more about the history of our museum. We are more than a historic cabin. In fact, we house over 23,000 objects in 5,000 square feet! Admission is FREE!  We are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:30am-5:30pm

Learn more about the history of our museum. We are more than a historic cabin. In fact, we house over 23,000 objects in 5,000 square feet! Admission is FREE!

We are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:30am-5:30pm

Explore our current, past, and future exhibits. Exhibits rotate regularly. A new display is always around the corner!

Explore our current, past, and future exhibits. Exhibits rotate regularly. A new display is always around the corner!

Support the YCM and become a member today! We also have many volunteer opportunities involving a wide range of exciting functions.

Support the YCM and become a member today! We also have many volunteer opportunities involving a wide range of exciting functions.

Our spacious deck with spectacular views provides the perfect place to host your event!

Our spacious deck with spectacular views provides the perfect place to host your event!

We are hosting an open house Saturday April 20th from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Like our Facebook page for weekly updates! The link is at the bottom of the page.

We are hosting an open house Saturday April 20th from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Like our Facebook page for weekly updates! The link is at the bottom of the page.

The YCM welcomes any group to visit. We will also travel to your group and give a presentation. Starting this summer we will host monthly educational talks given by local experts.

The YCM welcomes any group to visit. We will also travel to your group and give a presentation. Starting this summer we will host monthly educational talks given by local experts.