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Prairie County Museum and Evelyn Cameron Gallery

Prairie County Museum and Evelyn Cameron Gallery

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Monday, Wednesday-Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday and Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
406-635-4040
lat: 46.7936291 long: -105.313332

The Prairie County Museum opened in 1975 inside the historic 1916 State Bank of Terry building. The museum has since grown into a large complex that includes the original 1916 State Bank of Terry building, an old-time pioneer homestead, the Burlington Northern Train Depot, a steam-heated outhouse, an old wooden train caboose, and – of course – the famous Evelyn Cameron Gallery of photos.

Prairie County Museum and Evelyn Cameron Gallery complex is a community effort in preserving area history and showcasing the essence of the old pioneer life, with glimpses into the way it was lived, how it was endured, and how pioneers and explorers were able to thrive in eastern Montana. Alongside an extensive collection of photographs (which can be reprinted and purchased by visitors) and a large collection of historical artifacts, the Prairie County Museum houses thousands of historical files that preserve past events, family trees, and obituaries. A walk through the pioneer homestead and Burlington Northern train depot immediately transports visitors back to the 1800’s, allowing them to feel as though they’ve truly stepped into another century.

The Evelyn Cameron Gallery showcases Evelyn Cameron’s famous photography, which gives viewers a rare glimpse into life on the Montana prairie in the late 1800s and early 1900s through the lense of an early film camera.

A visit to the Prairie County Museum and Evelyn Cameron Gallery is a remarkable opportunity for visitors to experience all aspects of historic life on the eastern Montana plains.

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South Shore Trail

lat: 47.534344 long: -111.2047707
Old Buffalo Trail 3

lat: 46.9547545 long: -113.5255417
Lewis and Clark Pass

lat: 47.1427216 long: -112.4289137
Lemhi Pass Road

lat: 44.9579032 long: -113.3652553
Russell Gates to Clearwater River

lat: 46.9502198 long: -113.3787584
Missouri River Right

lat: 46.6822743 long: -111.8215701
Judith Landing to Woodhawk Wilderness

lat: 47.7400888 long: -109.6276312
James Kipp Landing

lat: 47.6276519 long: -108.6854877
Beaver Creek to Hauser Lake

lat: 46.6822743 long: -111.8215701
Lewis and Clark Highway

lat: 44.97475 long: -113.44537
Travelers Rest State Park

lat: 46.753308 long: -114.0899468
St Lawrence Creek Fishing Access

lat: 45.7109992 long: -111.0506995
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