Museum of the Beartooths

Name of the Organization:

Museum of the Beartooths

Contact Name:

Penny Redli

Contact Email:

predli@museumofthebeartooths.com

Contact Phone:

406-322-4588

Organization Address:

Physical: 440 E. 5th Ave. N. Mailing: PO Box 1

City, State, Zip

Columbus, MT 59019

NonProfit Tax ID Number:

81-0417011

Social Media Sites:

facebook.com/museumofthebeartooths

Website Address:

Museumofthebeartooths.com

 
                  

What is your organization’s mission?

The mission of the Stillwater Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the rich history, art and culture of the Stillwater County area, through the Museum of the Beartooths.

Provide a description of your organization including services offered, who your organization serves, service area, main events, etc.

The Museum of the Beartooths serves a population of 9,318 Stillwater County residents as well as the surrounding South Central Montana area. In addition to area visitors, approximately a third of our nearly 5,000 visitors are from out of state. Many visitors continue to come from the Crow Reservation, making the fifty mile drive to visit the museum for its in-depth exhibit on the history of the second Crow Agency. Many individuals, Crow Tribal members included, have come to research in the archives because of increased awareness and publicity of the 2nd Crow Agency history.  Ahead of the Curve child development center in Billings, Pryor Schools, Columbus Schools, Park City Schools, Molt School, Fishtail School, and Hardin Schools are some the area schools that come to learn about Stillwater County’s history.

MoB strives to achieve the highest levels of professionalism and meet the educational needs of Stillwater County and surrounding areas, within the resources available and a small dedicated staff.

Fundraising efforts have grown over previous years to include a raffle, a “Golfing for History” tournament, the “Stillwater Brewfest,” and the Museum’s annual “Stillwater Shindig” event. Even though fund raising for MoB has been expanded, the MoB board of directors are continually looking for funding options for the museum to meet the needs of the community, county, and people.

What will funds raised through Columbusmtgives.org be utilized for in your organization?

Funds will be used to further the mission to collect, preserve, and share the rich history, art and culture of the Stillwater County area.

Share any testimonials or great stories about your organization and how it enhances our community. 

The Museum of the Beartooths is the ONLY museum in Stillwater County and the sole place that one can learn of the history of the area. The County and community have a lot of pride in ownership in this facility. Many children visit the museum throughout the summer as well as school tours during the winter. The museum has been and will continue to be a place where the area visitors and residents can come and reminisce and learn about the past. Through the years, many large family collections have been entrusted to the museum for their preservation and to educate its visitors about the unique history of Stillwater County.