TO ADDRESS COVID 19 - We are taking several precautions to make sure that a Museum visit during these uncertain times will not adversely effect the health of our visitors:
* All public fixtures in the Museum (hand rails, door knobs, bathroom components, interactive exhibits) will be regularly and repeatedly sanitized on a daily basis
* All Museum staff and volunteers at the front desk or in our Schoolbell Books and Gifts will be wearing non-medical face coverings until further notice. As of July 16th, by governmental mandate, we are also requiring all visitors over the age of 5 to wear masks as well.
* There will be numerous hand sanitizing stations set up on both floors and in multiple galleries of the Museum.
* To promote social-distancing, Museum capacity will be much lower than it has been previously. That being said, I do not anticipate an overflow: 22,000 square feet is a lot of space in which to spread out and remain "socially distant"!
Of course, everyone is always welcome at the Northwest Montana History Museum. However, if you have a cough, a fever, or are just feeling under the weather, we kindly ask that you visit us some other time; not only for your own health, but for the well-being of our staff and other supporters.
The Museum is housed in the historic Central School building, which first opened its doors in 1894. In nearly 100 years of serving the educational needs of the Flathead Valley, Central School had been a high school, a junior high school, a grade school, and housed classrooms for Flathead Valley Community College.
Today the Northwest Montana History Museum carries on this educational tradition, preserving and presenting local history.