The displays contain hundreds of Western Plains Indian items that depict the past life of all the Tribes of Montana and surrounding states. These items are not reproductions, but true artifacts. Because the Flathead Reservation was opened to homesteaders, the displays also represent the life of cowboys and early settlers, the fur trade and the Blackrobe missionaries.
Part of the Ninepipes Museum's mission is to make this history available to the schools throughout the area and students from other states and countries through tours conducted by Bud and Laurel, with assistance from staff and the members of the Board of Directors. This allows the very unique opportunity to know firsthand the stories that accompany the objects. Classroom visits are another phase of the museum's programs. The museum is an invaluable resource for educating our children and for assisting the area through tourism. The Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana is an excellent source for Geo-travelers, as it enhances the geographical character of the area, including the environment, heritage, aesthetics and culture for all who visit, tourists and residents.
Our ongoing goal is to expand our facility, programs and contents. We invite you to become a member. This will keep you updated on our progress and other events including historical tales through the quarterly newsletter.
Visitors are sure to find something in our museum gift shop that represents our local culture and history. We carry a wide variety of quality items at a range of prices, from books, jewelry, blankets and craft supplies, to clothing and fine candies made in Montana. The museum has a great selection of cards, posters, and prints by local artists, native beadwork, traditionally tanned hides, handcrafted bows and arrows, and more.|