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The Three Forks Area Historical Society is a non-profit 501 (3c) organization which operates the Headwaters Heritage Museum in Three Forks, Montana. It is the mission of the Society to preserve and make available for study and research the history and culture of the area surrounding the Headwaters of the Missouri River.
The Headwaters Heritage Museum, now celebrating thirty years in operation, is located in downtown Three Forks, Montana at 202 S. Main, at the corner of Main and Cedar. The museum is open June 1 through September 30 and by appointment in the off season. Hours: 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday and 11 am to 3 pm on Sundays. Tours with special topics can be arranged with advanced notice. The museum is free and open to the public. We do ask for contributions to keep our museum operating.
The area's history and culture spans a wide range and the museum reflects that variety. We have Native American art and artifacts, Lewis and Clark memorabilia, fur trader exhibits, lots of railroad artifacts, mining and agriculture exhibits as well as exhibits of early settlers and businesses, veterans and home makers. Our anvil of Ft Three Forks and our barbed wire collection are nearly national treasures, while we have a sizable photo archive, obituary collection and newspaper microfilm library for research.

Fifteen minutes or the whole day, it's time well spent to visit us.

The Headwaters Heritage Museum encourages anyone interested to participate in our organization and events, share their family histories and heirlooms and join the Society. By joining the Society, you can help us keep the Headwaters Heritage Musuem operating, develop the Railroad and Trident Heritage Center and preserve the history and culture of the headwaters area.

Whats New?
Order Selected Papers of the 2010 Fur Trade Symposium at the Three Forks today!
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Contact Us
Ph (during hours) 406-285-4778
Ph (off season) 406-285-3644

Headwaters Heritage Museum
PO Box 116
Three Forks, MT 59752

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