William P. Sherman Library and Archives - Great Falls

Collections in the Sherman Library and Archive include both Expedition journals and works related to the Corps of Discovery. Many rare books and unique manuscripts are housed in the facility. The library and archival collections include the institutional records of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, several early Foundation presidents, and government efforts to establish the Lewis and Clark Trail as a National Historic Trail and are the official archives of the Bicentennial. The Library and Archives also houses a slide collection consisting of over 7,000 images related to the Expedition, the Trail, and the Foundation.

Reference services are available in person by visiting the Sherman Library and Archives. Virtual reference services are also available via email. For other requests of information or to make an appointment please call or e-mail.


Mailing Address
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Street Address
4201 Giant Springs Road
Great Falls,  MT 59403

Phone: 406-454-1234
Fax: 406-771-9237
Toll Free: 888-701-3434

The William P Sherman Library is in The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center and it can be reached by following the brown 'Interpretive Center State Park' signs to Giant Springs State Park, whether you enter Great Falls by way of Interstate 15, U.S. Highway 87 or 89, or Montana Highway 200.

All Year

April 15 - September 30
Monday - Friday: 10:00pm - 2:00pm
October 1 - April 14
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

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Air Conditioning, Handicapped Accessible, Information, Internet Access, Non-Smoking, Parking, Public Restroom

Cultural, Education, History