Northwest Montana History Museum, Kalispell

4.5
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The Northwest Montana History Museum, at the restored Central School building in Kalispell, Montana, United States, is a history museum featuring exhibits that illuminate the history of the Northwest Montana region and Flathead Valley.

Operated by the non-profit Northwest Montana Historical Society, the Northwest Montana History Museum is housed in the 22,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) Richardsonian Romanesque-style four-story stone and brick Central School building, constructed in 1894 and completely restored and renovated in the late 1990s.

Current permanent exhibits focus on Montana pioneer Frank Bird Linderman, the Northwest Montana timber industry, Northwest Native American culture, Flathead Valley history, Central School, and the turn-of-the-century community of Demersville.
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  • This museum is done well and worth the visit whether visitors are from Montana or not. Excellent artifacts with narratives from the history of Flathead, the stories of the Native Americans living in....  more »
  • The school is made with red rocks. There were some paintings. There was a Grizzly bear (Not a living one). There were many attractions from the American Indians: clothing, how they lived, what...  more »
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  • Great place to visit in Kalispell! Family friendly, lots of historical displays, immensely interesting
  • I have a personal love for this place. It was the building that all 7th graders in Kalispell went to school until the end of the 70's. My old classroom has been converted like all the others into exhibit rooms. The history and memorabilia of the Flathead valley are displayed very uniquely. It's always a pleasure to visit Central School museum.

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