The Historical Society of Glacier County was incorporated in June of 1980. It was started by a few people interested in preserving the history of this county, at one time it's membership was over three hundred, but is now considerably less. A membership drive is currently being planned The Museum is located next to the Sports Complex, 3/4 of a mile off of Highway #2, on the "Old Kevin Highway." 13.9 acres of land was generously donated to the Society by E.O. Peterson, Inc.
The Society is managed by a Board of Directors. Nine members are elected from the general membership and one additional member is appointed from the County Commissioners Office. The board then elects a President, Vice President, Secretary, and a Treasurer. Regular business is conducted at monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of every month. Special meetings can be called if necessary.
Financing for the Museum comes from different sources. Glacier County provides some monies for wages, operation and maintenance. Income also comes from membership dues and donations from the society. Donations are also accepted from visitors and other businesses and organizations. There is also some income generated by the sale of books, memorial plaques and other items. A small gift shop has been added to our operation.
The "History of Glacier County" is just one of the books available for sale at the museum. It provides some very interesting background on the beginning of our surrounding area and the people involved. There are also many fascinating pictures to compliment the stories.
Staff and Board Members
The Glacier County Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and presenting to the public, the history of Glacier County through exhibits and public programing, which are creative, stimulating, interactive and educational; thus providing visitors and residents of the Glacier County area with an appreciation of heritage and the value of it's preservation.
The Society's "Motto" is a quote by the famous "Sir Winston Churchill;" "The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see."
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