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Arlee Jocko Valley Museum
Our historic site is closed until July 4, 2020. View our beautiful war memorial, which is located outside of our site. We are located at the corner of Bouch and Fyant (by the grade school). Volunteers are needed. For more information call 406-726-3167.
St. Ignatius Mission Church
St. Ignatius Mission Church is open for visitors every day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The major scaffolding erected for restoration of the murals will be down by Nov. 15. The murals painted in 1904-1905 suffered damage over the last 100 years. Restoration of the murals began in the summer of 2018 and will continue the summer of 2020. The gift shop museum in the original Jesuit cabin built in 1854 is closed, but visitors may explore the Sisters of Providence cabin built in 1864. All persons are invited to join us for Sunday Mass at 9 a.m. St. Ignatius Mission Church is located on 300 Bear Track Ave.
Four Winds Indian Trading Post
Come visit the historic Four Winds Indian Trading Post in the original log building that was built in the 1870s by Duncan McDonald, the son of Angus McDonald, the famous Hudson’s Bay Company fur trader. Shop our large selection of beads, beadwork, craft supplies, moccasins, herbs, Native American books, CDs and artifacts. The post is like a museum with everything for sale. Located three miles north of St. Ignatius on U.S. Highway 93. We are open daily from noon to 5 p.m.
Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana
Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana wrapped up its 2019 season on October 31. The museum’s annual fundraiser, the Black Tie Dinner, is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 16. Please call 406-644-3435 to order your tickets or to schedule a group or school tour anytime throughout the winter months.
Garden of the Rockies Museum
We are closed for the season until spring 2020. We are so grateful to all the folks who donated time, money and materials to help us have another successful season. Please watch for our spring projects, which we will need community help with. We are particularly in need of help next summer with grounds maintenance. If you could help in that area, we would sure like to hear from you. Anyone interested in volunteering in any capacity is asked to contact Patti at 406-676-3261.
The People’s Center and Museum
The People’s Center celebrates the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes’ histories, as we existed long ago and still today. The center also celebrates our relationship to the environment.
The People’s Center is more than a museum; it is a dramatic illustration of living history through demonstrations of traditional Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Kootenai tribal culture, arts and crafts, live and recorded performances and a repository of artifacts and historic collections. It is a cultural education center and a place for exhibitions of authentic Native American history.
Please stop in and visit our museum, gift shop and staff, Mondays-Fridays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Check out our new custom design wool blanket with designs representing all three tribes of CSKT and for sale in our gift shop.
We also welcome Aggie Incashola, our new education coordinator, who will be available to schedule your activities and visit. Join us every Friday for our “Traditional Crafts Circle” from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 406-675-0160 for more information and look for us on Facebook: “The People’s Center” or on the web at: www.peoplescenter.org.
Polson Flathead Lake Museum, (formerly Polson Flathead Historical Museum)
We are closed until May 15, 2020. Thank you for your support in 2019. We look forward to seeing you next year.