The Yellowstone Gateway Museum preserves and interprets the cultural history of Park County, Montana and its relationship to Yellowstone National Park.
Permanent indoor exhibits include: Native Cultures/Archaeology, Corps of Discovery (including a dug-out canoe made by 4th great-grandson of Capt. William Clark, Expeditions, a taxidermied Buffalo, Transportation (including a Northern Pacific Railway Vista-Dome train car), Homesteading, Ranching, and A Military History of Park County (new material is added each Veterans Day).
Temporary exhibits include: Structural and Wildland Firefighting, Modern-Day Flintknapping, and more.
Seasonal outdoor exhibits include a front-lawn caboose, backyard One-room Schoolhouse, Vink Blacksmith Shop, Civil War Cannon, agricultural equipment, and numerous historic vehicles, including Yellowstone National Park stagecoach, sheepwagons, surrey, and more.
A great place for families, the museum offers interactives in each exhibit area (dress-ups, transportation table, coloring station) as well as a family activity book, a new history quest activity that connects stories and artifacts in the museum, docent tours for groups if requested in advance, and more.
This is a fun place to explore, even if you are not a history buff. The emphasis is on stories that illustrate museum artifacts and photos.
See www.yellowstonegatewaymuseum.org or our Facebook page for updates and for program info.