Keeping the Swan Valley Museum open requires a team of dedicated volunteers, inspired members and consistent financial support in order to have a viable operation and be able to pay the many expenses such as electricity, heat, maintenance, insurance, taxes and upgrades. To this end we are actively growing our membership and inviting new donors along on our exciting journey. As the saying goes “many hands make light work” and this endeavor is no different. We invite you to begin, or continue, your support of the USVHS through membership, volunteering or donations (one time, monthly, yearly or lifetime options). We are proud to call Swan Valley our home and look forward to preserving our rich history! Thank you for making a difference! Please contact Steve Lamar, President at (406) 754-2745 or
Crossing the Swan River, 1948. Papke Collection
Bud Moore with hides, 1938. Moore collection
2022 Change Your Pace Challenge exceeds expectations
Clearwater Montana Properties donates to local non-profits
Seeley Lake Community Foundation Vice President Tom Beers and Anne Dahl, USVHS.
USVHS received $8,169.89 from the 2022 Change Your Pace Challenge campaign. Funds support the Swan Valley Museum upkeep on the six outbuildings as well as the many other projects.
Photos of USVHS Volunteers
The USVHS has outstanding volunteer support. Thank you to our seasoned museum-staffing veterans and all our new volunteers, who are very interested in our area history and museum and are valuable assets! Our membership today stands at over 200. In 2017, we had 98 people volunteering a total of 5,576 hours.
Awesome performance and support from our community. We REALLY appreciate all of you!
Dobb Wilhelm, North Fork of White River, above Needle Falls, 1935. Wolff Collection.
Wineglass Mill, cabins in background, no date. Wolff Collection.
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