Swan Valley Museum hours by appointment
Call (406) 754-2745 or 754-2238

Starting SAT., MAY 24
Museum open: WED. through SUN. 11AM - 4 PM

4th of July Celebration
Displays @ the Museum and Swan Valley Community Hall; Huckleberry Ice Cream @ Swan Valley Community Hall
JUL 19
Wranglers, Dudes and Homesteaders
Lodges Film Screening and Historical Presentation, 7pm @ Swan Valley Community Hall

AUG 2-3

Community Appreciation Day & Open House @ the Museum

Annual Meeting
Date to be announced

DEC 6 and 7

Frostbite Festival Weekend Celebration
SAT - Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale SUN - Family Day

DEC 14

Enjoy a self-guided tour of Swan Valley homes, decorated for the holidays.
Upper Swan Valley Historical Society

Preserving and Promoting the Cultural Heritage of the Swan Valley.

Photo of Swan Peak by Steve Ellis

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.

Guann's cabin. Swan Lake. 1920s-1930s era. Carla Kahn Collection. USVHS archives.

Herb Styler and Bob Van Gieson in the Mission Mountains. 1950s. USFS/Van Gieson photo. USVHS archives.

SAT., MAY 31

‘Spring Fling’
Luncheon & Program

11am - 3pm
@ Holland Lake Lodge

"I Do: A Cultural History of Montana Weddings"
with Martha Kohl

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