About the Museum

Museum Hours:  We miss our visitors and guests.  Things are starting to open up in Montana.  The Ninepipes Museum is carefully considering how to move forward with everybody’s health and safety as the number one priority.  We will post updates here on our website and on our Facebook page.

Museum Contents
Ninepipes Museum of Early MontanaThe displays contain hundreds of Western Plains Indian items that depict the past life of all the Tribes of Montana and surrounding states. These items are not reproductions but true artifacts. Because the Flathead Reservation was opened to homesteaders, the displays also represent the life of cowboys and early settlers, the fur trade and the Blackrobe missionaries.

Schools, Tourists, and Residents
Part of the Ninepipes Museum’s mission is to make this history available to the schools throughout the area and students from other states and countries through tours conducted by Bud and Laurel, with assistance from staff and the members of the Board of Directors. This allows the very unique opportunity to know firsthand the stories that accompany the objects. Classroom visits are another phase of the museum’s programs. The museum is an invaluable resource for educating our children and for assisting the area through tourism. The Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana is an excellent source for Geo-travelers, as it enhances the geographical character of the area, including the environment, heritage, aesthetics and culture for all who visit, tourists and residents.

Going Forward
Our ongoing goal is to expand our facility, programs and contents. We invite you to become a member. This will keep you updated on our progress and other events including historical tales through the quarterly newsletter. You can find us on Facebook as well.

Gift Shop
Visitors are sure to find something unique in our museum gift shop that represents our local culture and history. We carry a wide variety of quality items at a range of prices, from books, jewelry, blankets and craft supplies, to clothing and fine candies made in Montana. The museum has a great selection of cards, posters, and prints by local artists, native art and beadwork, and other specialty items such as traditionally tanned hides, handcrafted bows and arrows, and more.