Carbon County Historical Society and Museum, Red Lodge

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Carbon County Historical Society & Museum History

History is not just about dates, names, and places. Preservation isn’t just about bricks and mortar. Both are about human values…about relationships between individuals and their communities that stretch from the past through the present to the future.

The museum was first established in 1959 by Alice Greenough to house the collection of her world-renowned rodeo family. The Carbon County Historical Society was formed in 1974 and took over the museum facility in 1980. In 1990, the three-story Labor Temple building was gifted to the Carbon County Historical Society by an anonymous donor. The Labor Temple was built in 1909, entirely by the Red Lodge Miners Local No. 1771, and put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The historical society reopened the museum's doors with a newly remodeled basement and first floor in 1999.
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  • Very interesting local museum, worth the visit to learn some local history. Neat mining exhibit especially.  more »
  • We spent 2 hours+ at this Red Lodge community pillar in July of 2019. We were very impressed with the care and thoughtfulness that went into each historical presentation. From the history of the...  more »
  • Wow the memories from that trip just came all at once, really enjoyed it out there
  • Interesting and cleanly displayed exhibits of history and people of the Red Lodge area. Replica of coal mine in basement was a hit with the kids.

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