North Gallery

To & From Missoula: Postcards from the HMFM Collection

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Ages:
This exhibit is suitable for all ages.
Location:
North Gallery
Start Date:
June 4, 2016
End Date:
June 4, 2017

There are over 2,000 postcards part of the HMFM collections- ranging from historic images of Missoula, Montana and even from around the world. But did you know some of the earliest postcards didn't even have images on the front? Even the backs of postcards can tell us interesting stories from past travels and vacations.

Past Exhibits

The Place We Live: The History of Missoula's Neighborhoods

Ever wonder who built that large decorative house you drive by on the way home from work?

Ever wonder why some neighborhoods have large mansions, while others only have tiny looking homes?

By looking at the architecture of a neighborhood, one can tell a lot about how a community has developed over time. The smaller houses represent the everyday person, the most affordable of homes, and the types of local materials that may have been available to the majority of homebuilders.

This new exhibit explores the development of Missoula's diverse neighborhoods by looking at architecture, Missoula history and biographies of those who have lived in some of the homes you drive by every day.

The Missoula Camera Club

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Ages:
This exhibit is suitable for all ages.
Location:
North Gallery
Start Date:
January 21, 2014
End Date:
June 1, 2014

The Missoula Camera Club was a group of amateur photographers, including Maud Gibson, Myrta Wright Stevens, and E.W. Phillips, who shared an enthusiasm for learning the skills and techniques of photography. Two local professional photographers, F.M. Ingalls and R.H. McKay, oversaw the students.

For many at the turn of the century, photography became much more than a hobby. For the Missoula Camera club, photography was a way to document travels, the growth of a family, and the changes of the rapidly evolving city in which they lived. These photographers are among some of the only documented members of the Missoula Camera Club, although there were likely many others.

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