Broadwater County Museum and Library - Townsend

Our museum focuses on local area history. There are many exhibits, including those concerning mining, dental, a homestead cabin, a general store, blacksmith shop, and early photographic equipment, large exhibit of barb wire, a rural school, fossils, Lewis and Clark exhibit and the military. There are oral history tapes as well as bound volumes and newspapers (1870 to date).

Also a microfilm reader/printer with local newspapers from 1875 - 1965, local county census records from 1870 - 1930 and hard copies of the Townsend Star - 1897 to date. See the State Bank of Townsend walk-in display and a rural electrification exhibit showing early gasoline/wind charger for a 32 volt system.

No admittance fee. Donations are welcome.

We have a vast library of local information which includes family histories, building histories, and histories of many sites in the county.

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Street Address

Phone: 406-266-5252

Located on the first block off the main street (Broadway) at 133 North Walnut. The museum is on the same block as the courthouse, jail, and hospital.

May 15 - September 15

Daily: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Cash, Personal Check (In State), Personal Check (Out Of State)

Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended, Walk-Ins Welcome

Books, Gift Shop, Handicapped Accessible, Maps, Merchandise, Parking, Picnic Tables, Public Restroom, Tour, Unescorted Tour

Antiques, Exhibit, History, Museum, Tour