Museum Consortium shares upcoming dates, events
News from Mission Valley Museum Consortium
Arlee Jocko Valley Museum
Our historic site is closed until July 4, 2020. View our beautiful war memorial, which is outside of our site located at the corner of Bouch and Fyant (by the grade school). Volunteers 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 scaffolding is down and the church is looking beautiful for visitors to view the murals. Restoration and repair of murals began in the summer of 2018 and will continue again the summer of 2020. After Memorial Day the gift shop, in the original Jesuit cabin built in 1854, will be open as volunteers are available. All persons are invited to join us for Sunday Mass at 9 a.m. St. Ignatius Mission Church is located at 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. The post is open daily from noon–6 p.m.
Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana
The Ninepipes Museum and shop opens for the 2020 season on March 3 and will be open Tuesdays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. We will return to full business days and hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays- Saturdays, starting April 13. For more information, call 406-644-3435. Stop by for a visit and a ramble on the nature trail.
Garden of the Rockies Museum
We are closed for the season, until June 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. So, if you can 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 Museum, Gift Shop and Culture Center
The People’s Center celebrates the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes’ histories, as we existed long ago and still today, and with 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, tribal arts and crafts, live and recorded performances, a repository of artifacts and historic collections, 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-Thursdays, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. We have changed our days open until the end of May - we are closed Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
We are accepting school, groups and individual appointments for museum tours and education programs. Call 406-675-0160 for more information and look for us on Facebook “The People’s Center” or 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 and we look forward to seeing you after we open this spring.