Old Condon Ranger Station facility. Storehouse on right.
Circa 1957-1960. Peltier Collection.
OCTOBER 8 and 9
Museum open during the Fall Tour of the Arts
OCTOBER @ the Museum
OCTOBER 20th, 1 PM @ the Museum
Annual USVHS Meeting and Raffle
DECEMBER 3rd, 10 AM-3 PM @ Swan Valley School
Frostbite Festival Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale; Open House @ Swan Valley Museum
Swan Valley Search and Rescue. 1967. L to R: Phil Zeiles, Charlie Goff, Walt Remick, Russell Haasch, Herb Styler, Harold Haasch.
McDonald Peak in the Mission Mountains. Photo taken from Post Creek Saddle by Dick Peltier. Circa 1957 - 1960. Peltier Collection. USVHS Archives.
Wranglers, Dudes and Homesteaders: Stories from Montana's Swan Valley Lodges
Lindbergh Lake Lodge, Holland Lake Lodge and Gordon Ranch
These items are available for purchase! See Projects page for details.
The Huck Book:
Swan Valley's Berried Stories, History and Recipes
Val Hopkins. Hopkins Collection.
The Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS), established in 1988, is dedicated to the discovery, collection, preservation and interpretation of materials that will help establish and illustrate our local history.
The upper Swan Valley area is unique in that it still retains a plethora of evidence of its varied history. There still exist old Indian trails crisscrossing our mountains. Old trapper cabins and marten notched trees are still around on the landscape. This area was homesteaded and settled at a relatively late date, primarily from the mid-1910's and later, with many artifacts and buildings of that particular era still in existence. Early Forest Service ranger station buildings and cabins are still here. Springboard notched trees and sawmill sites from the early logging days are scattered around the valley.
Photo of Swan Peak by Steve Ellis
Swan Valley Museum hours:
THURS through SUN
12 Noon to 4 PM or by appointment. Call (406) 754-2745 or (406) 754-2238 or Contact Us