Join the Friends of the Historical Museum
The Friends of the Historical Museum is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the support of the Historical Museum in its mission to bring history alive in Western Montana. While Missoula County provides the Museum with its funding for utilities and basic operations through a permissive tax mill levy authorized by the Montana State Legislature, money for educational programs, exhibits and restoration of the grounds and historic buildings on the site must come from elsewhere. The Friends of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula was incorporated in 1977, as a 501(c)(3) organization, to provide that support.
Membership fees are the most important source of revenue for restoration and other exhibit and educational activities. In recent years the Friends have assisted the Museum in moving historical buildings to the site, in improving the grounds, in purchasing objects for the Museum's collection, creating new exhibits and educational outreach programs, and in helping with other long-term projects.
If you would like to join us in this mission, please complete our Membership Form (PDF) and send it to:
The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
3400 Captain Rawn Way
Missoula, MT 59804-7207
Or fax it to 406.543.6277
Memberships make excellent gifts too!
If you'd like to give the gift of museum membership fill out and send in the Gift Membership Form.
Thank you for considering Membership in the Friends!
Friends of the Museum Board 2013 – 2014
|Vice President||Patrice Schwenk|
|Executive Director/SEO||Robert M. Brown|
- Minie Smith
- Shirley George
- Kent Kleinkopf
- Jean Luckowski
- C. Milo McLeod
- E. Macdougall "Mac" Palmer
- Andrea Merrill Maker
- Victor Machart
- Helga Hosford
Friends Board Meetings
- November 14, 2013
- February 13, 2014
- April 2, Annual Meeting, 6:00-9:00, Holiday Inn
- May 8, 2014
- August 14, 2014
- November 13, 2014
- at 6:30 pm., Building T-1, Fort Missoula (unless otherwise noted)
Fort Missoula is a member of Legacy Montana, a group of 50 nonprofit organizations working together to inspire you to remember your favorite nonprofits in your will.
Tree MemorialsTree Memorials and Dedications.
Fort Missoula is distinguished by elegant tree-lined roads, and lawns shaded by mature trees. However, many of the elm trees at the Fort are 70 to 100 years old and are at the end of their natural lives.
The Friends of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula are planting new trees to replace the old ones and create shade for people enjoying the Museum grounds.
For more information about Fort Missoula Tree Memorials and to donate to the cause, please see this document: Tree Memorials and Dedications.