MISSION

Our Museum has been open since 1999. Open all year.

The purpose of the County Museum shall be to preserve and promote culturally and historically significant sites and heritage throughout the county to cooperate and assist in establishing and maintaining any museums in Jefferson County.

The Jefferson County museum and its Preservation Board also shall:

  1. manage heritage properties, historical sites and antiquities owned by Jefferson County
  2. identify privately owned heritage properties and paleontological remains and register those in need of protection
  3. Preserve and protect any property or object donated or loaned to Jefferson County that has intrinsic historic, artistic, scientific or cultural value
  4. Encourage the restoration, preservation, and maintenance of historic sites and buildings and heritage properties in Jefferson County

BOARD MEMBERS

  • Paul Backlund; Chair
  • Sherry Carlson
  • Victoria Cech
  • Jamie Gunther
  • 1 unfilled seat
  • MUSEUM DIRECTOR
  • Bruce Bell
  • bbell.819@gmail.com
  • MUSEUM REGISTRAR
  • Melody Pesta

CURRENT DISPLAYS

Currently we have displays on Railroads of Jefferson County, Elkhorn Water Tank, and Cowboys and Rodeos of the West and of Jefferson County.

model of elkhorn water tower

Also on display are the judges; including their biographies and pictures for the District Court in Boulder

museum display wall

LAST DISPLAY

We displayed each of the Cemeteries of Jefferson County.

NEXT DISPLAY

Our next display will be Expanded Cowboys and Rodeos with an emphasis on Jefferson County history and its Families.

CURRENT MAJOR PROJECT

We are doing a complete inventory of documents, artifacts, and pictures and we are entering them into PastPerfect to finally record what we have at the museum.

Contact Us

Contact Information
Phone: (406) 224-5106
E-mail: jcmuseum.mt@gmail.com

Hours

Friday 1P.M. to 5 P.M.
Saturday 10:30 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Address

Jefferson County Museum
5 North Main Street
P.O. Box 46
Clancy, Mt 59634