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Daily Admission only $3 for Adults, Seniors $2.50 and Children under 12 are FREE
Open Memorial Day to September 15


Thursday, June 14th – Annual Meeting
The annual meeting will highlight a new exhibit of wooden bird carvings donated by the estate of Ralph Andersen. the meeting will be held at 6:30 pm and the guest speaker, TBD will be featured at 7pm. Refreshments will be served.

July 4th – 3rd Annual Ice Cream Social
After the 4th of July Parade, come to the the Museum for some cooool ice cream.

Thursday July 12th - Program – “The Steamboats of Flathead Lake”
Tour Flathead Lake by steamboat through this unique presentation by Doug Wold. 7pm.

Saturday, July 28th – Wine and Beer Fest
Come and enjoy wine and beer tasting, hor d’ouerves, and entertainment while viewing the Museum’s collections. This event will be held from 7-9 pm at the Museum. The Polson Soroptomists are supporting the Museum’s event, an event the Soroptiomists hosted for 25+ years.

Tickets are $25 per person and will be available at the Museum, the Terrace Florist and the Crow's Nest Art Gallery

August 2012

August 16th - Program - "Kerr Dam - the Past and the Future"  Brain Lipscomb of Mission Valley Power will make a presentation.


Share in the Homestead Heritage of the Mission Valley and Flathead Lake area as it is preserved in the Polson-Flathead Historical Museum. Other area museums focus on the Native American presence in the region, but our museum focuses on the pioneers and homesteaders who first inhabited the region. See the development of the area progress over the years through viewing real-life exhibits such as

  • The Trading Post, actually see what it was really like to shop in the only store in the region in the 1880's!

  • The Flathead "Monster"!

  • Marvel at the stagecoaches and buggies that carried passengers to, through and from the Valley!

  • Old time Fire Trucks!

  • Stand in the middle of a true-to-life kitchen from the 'good old days' and imagine what it was like to cook a meal, wash clothes or preserve food with few labor saving devices!

These are examples of just a few of the exhibits available at the PFHM. Our museum is a living, growing institution developed in the 1960's by the Reservation Pioneers under the guidance of J.F. "Faye" McAlear. Through the years, generous area residents, many descendants of pioneers, have contributed artifacts and other memorabilia to make the museum what it is today, a living example of early life in the Mission Valley. We're easy to find, just drive down Polson's Main Street, 5 blocks from Hwy. 93, and there we are!

Polson Flathead Historical Museum
708 Main Street, PO Box 206 Polson Montana 59860
(406) 883-3049  |  museum.polson@gmail.com