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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  • Was a very nice museum to visit on my way through town. The staff was friendly and the museum was set up very well. Would definitely go back again. 
    Was a very nice museum to visit on my way through town. The staff was friendly and the museum was set up very well. Would definitely go back again.  more »
  • Loved the mining displays, never seen anything like it. All the exhibitions were well done and informative . We spent a great couple of hours here. 
    Loved the mining displays, never seen anything like it. All the exhibitions were well done and informative . We spent a great couple of hours here.  more »
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  • We stopped by on our way from Yellowstone to Billings on Sunday, June 11, right before all the flooding. This is a special place. They have wonderful displays of the local history, especially the exhibit on mining. We have never seen anything like it, outstanding!
  • Great place for history buffs and anybody. Including families and children. Learn about Red Lodge, Montana and Wyoming. Learn about the Crow Indians. Great place to get details about the coal mining.

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