Create a Welcoming Space @ Your Historical Museum

Your help will improve visitor experience for Montanans and the thousands of tourists who visit your Historical Museum annually.

Today is the beginning of our Historical Museum’s 2017 Welcoming Space Drive! We Need YOU to help us so we can enhance the historical treasure that is your local Museum!

We will be running the drive from December 4th through January 31st, so spread the word and help us continue to preserve your history and tell our community’s stories! 

What makes a welcoming space.

A space that greets you in a calm, respectful, unhurried way

A comfortable area for viewing the Orientation Film and Exhibits

An area where parents and children can experience and engage the Museum together

A wayfinding point to help visitors understand the grounds and outbuildings

A space that invites exploration through interaction and hands-on exhibits

Changes will:

1.      Enhance educational opportunities through new interactive equipment and an updated learning space.

2.      Build a research library and reading area.

3.      Construct ADA improvements to the front door.

4.      Fashion a new desk area for HMFM’s dedicated volunteers.




We need to raise $6,000 to complete this project.  Gifts of all sizes make a difference! 


Here is what people say about YOUR Museum.

Ralph – “Every time we go here we learn a little more, and appreciate it a little more! It's truly a great place, really well run by an amazing staff and amazing volunteers."

Jo – “Fun and interesting place for the entire family! Have a picnic on the beautiful grounds then relax and enjoy all the interesting buildings to tour on your own time and speed!”

Sue – “Always learning something new. Great group of people working and volunteering here. Awesome field trip opportunities.”

HMFM receives compliments like these because of YOU, our amazing supporters and volunteers. 

Your support makes it possible for us to grow our offerings to the community and we ask you to give generously to help us continue the critical work of preserving our history.

Please consider a gift to renovate this historical treasure. 

About the Organization

Friends of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula

The mission of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula is to keep Missoula County’s history alive for the education and enjoyment of the public.
We are Missoula County’s history museum. We offer visitors a place to wonder, to reminisce, to learn about our county’s history, and how our community’s past makes Missoula what it is today
The Friends raise funds for...
• Educational Programs and Internships
• Exhibits and Collections Care
• Events for the Enjoyment of Our Community
• Restoration and Preservation of Archaeological Sites and Historic Buildings