Jefferson Valley Museum

Jefferson Valley Museum Season Dates: Memorial Day through September 15th Admission: Free Mailing Info: Box 902 Whitehall, MT 59759 To preserve the past for use in the future is the mission of the Jefferson Valley Museum as it depicts the history and heritage of the Jefferson Valley.
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This area was once home to Native American tribes, fur trappers, miners and homesteaders who took to raising horses, cattle and produced for the area's mining camps. By the turn of the century, the Northern Pacific Railroad arrived, followed by the Milwaukee Railroad, and life the valley changed forever. All this can be rediscovered in the restored 1914 barn located three blocks south from the middle of downtown Whitehall. Genealogy cards are kept for those working on family history. Research material also available. Directions: Jefferson Valley Museum is housed in a restored 1914 barn located three blocks south from the middle of downtown Whitehall. The Museum is also Handicapped Accessible and has restrooms.

Operating as usual

Mule Deer Buck at GSM (unknown year)
11/30/2020

Mule Deer Buck at GSM (unknown year)

Mammoth School Students (Year Unknown)
11/30/2020

Mammoth School Students (Year Unknown)

Jefferson Valley Museum's cover photo
11/06/2020

Jefferson Valley Museum's cover photo

OUT AND ABOUT
11/06/2020

OUT AND ABOUT

Sarah Pruet Cowdry in donkey cart, circa 1924
10/29/2020

Sarah Pruet Cowdry in donkey cart, circa 1924

Hilda Borden and Didi Lowry in front of Borden Hotel 1926
10/22/2020

Hilda Borden and Didi Lowry in front of Borden Hotel 1926

Christian Church 1920
10/15/2020

Christian Church 1920

1994 Varsity Letter Winners
10/07/2020

1994 Varsity Letter Winners

From the 1989  Trail
09/29/2020

From the 1989 Trail

Jefferson Valley Museum
09/24/2020

Jefferson Valley Museum

Art Club - 81 Trail
09/24/2020

Art Club - 81 Trail

WINNER OF NAME THE TORTOISE CONTEST:  Say Hello! to Millegan.  He is an official fossil resident of the Jefferson Valley...
09/17/2020

WINNER OF NAME THE TORTOISE CONTEST: Say Hello! to Millegan. He is an official fossil resident of the Jefferson Valley. Millegan was named
in honor of Roy Millegan, who dedicated more than a quarter of a century to preserving the history and creating and sustaining this museum of the Jefferson Valley.

Jefferson Valley Museum's cover photo
09/17/2020

Jefferson Valley Museum's cover photo

94 Trail - The Annual Staff
09/10/2020

94 Trail - The Annual Staff

09/02/2020
History of the Whitehall Schools
08/26/2020

History of the Whitehall Schools

History of the Whitehall Schools

Current Events at the JV Museum
08/20/2020

Current Events at the JV Museum

From the 1970 Trail
08/19/2020

From the 1970 Trail

History of the Whitehall Schools
08/13/2020

History of the Whitehall Schools

History of the Whitehall Schools

A participant in the 1976 Bicentennial Rodeo Parade in Whitehall.
08/06/2020

A participant in the 1976 Bicentennial Rodeo Parade in Whitehall.

"The Mercy Seat" in front of Lepp's Big Garage.  (1945)
08/06/2020

"The Mercy Seat" in front of Lepp's Big Garage. (1945)

THE MONTANA WE LOVE!
07/31/2020

THE MONTANA WE LOVE!

THE MONTANA WE LOVE!

From the 1981 Annual
07/23/2020

From the 1981 Annual

Jefferson Valley Museum
07/23/2020

Jefferson Valley Museum

Current Events at the JV Museum
07/21/2020

Current Events at the JV Museum

Current Events at the JV Museum
07/15/2020

Current Events at the JV Museum

Tennis Team from the 1988 Trail
07/08/2020

Tennis Team from the 1988 Trail

Jefferson Valley Museum
07/08/2020

Jefferson Valley Museum

Jasper Yotter, Roll Yotter with Franklin, Arthur Jim and Cal Tidball sitting on a pile of ore.
07/02/2020

Jasper Yotter, Roll Yotter with Franklin, Arthur Jim and Cal Tidball sitting on a pile of ore.

National Honor Society from the 1970 Trail
07/02/2020

National Honor Society from the 1970 Trail

From the 1988 Trail
06/23/2020

From the 1988 Trail

Jefferson Valley Museum
06/23/2020

Jefferson Valley Museum

A new artifact added to the JV Museum's collection is this Railroad Baggage Cart after many hours of loving, skilled and...
06/10/2020

A new artifact added to the JV Museum's collection is this Railroad Baggage Cart after many hours of loving, skilled and dedicated work by several of the Museum's volunteers.

Jolene Ewert-Hintz and her daughter, Kenzie, visited the Museum.  Ms. Ewert-Hintz is the owner-editor-writer of "Ghost T...
06/10/2020

Jolene Ewert-Hintz and her daughter, Kenzie, visited the Museum. Ms. Ewert-Hintz is the owner-editor-writer of "Ghost Towns and History of Montana" and the page: ghosttownsandhistoryofmontana

Address

303 S Division St
Whitehall, MT
59759

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 16:00
Thursday 12:00 - 16:00
Friday 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(406) 287-7813

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Here's a photo of the 1964-1965 5th Grade Class at Whitehall Grade School. Back Row: Mrs. Sigrid Woodward, Eddie Robinson, Bill Saunders, Charles Handsaker, Jim Weber, Michael Melvin, Byron Hanson, Greg Savage, Billy Churchill Third Row: Sandra Davis, Andrea Boch, Glenda Younkin, Cindy Strozzi, Glenda Allen, Diana Crawford, Virginia Getz, Sandra Wilson, Sandra Strozzi, Peggy Bowman, Gena Molenda, Rebecca Risher Second Row: Judy Winslow, Valinda Holmes, Arlene Weber, Cathy Redfern, Gail Speck, Linda Rust, Janet Way, Victoria McGee, Cindy Leithead Front Row: Teddy Getz, Wayne Lemrick, Tim Haxby, Roy Millegan, Patrick Kountz, David Hanson, Bobby Helwig Absent: Jean Losey
Here's a photo of the 1966-1967 5th Grade Class at Whitehall Grade School. Back Row: Mrs. Helen Williams, Jonathon Snow, Joe Molenda, Kelly Warmoth, Mark LaMere, David Stout, Lance Rezac, Jim Patacini, Greg Strozzi, Mrs. Sigrid Woodward, Middle Row: Curtis Smith, Teri Skogen, Sherry Hoover, Judiann Stratton, Paulette Held, Maureen McGlynn, Jim McCord, Mike Spackman Front Row: Sandra Wallace, Dianne Budd, Lynnae Kaushagen, Raylynn Lauderdale, Shelley Preston, Tina Olind
Here's a photo of the 1965-1966 5th Grade Class at Whitehall Grade School. Back Row: Mrs. Sigrid Woodward, Tom Carr, Allen Smith, Kerry Robertson, Sam Burt, Terry Chung, Duane Thompson, Terry Ball, Duncan Preston Middle Row: Terry Olind, Henry Leduc, Dennis Heinzmann, Sandra Simonich, Darla Spackman, Kathryn Sears, Carla Jensen, Susan Seybert Front Row: Lura Davenport, Cathy Davis, Ann Snow, Nadine Lutey, Karen Hoover, Susan Muldowney, Randi Piazzola, Bonnie Fuller, Geraldine Crowder
Upcoming course with MSU and Museum of the Rockies.
Thought I would share this company I found in Bozeman, Montana for everyone who may be working on or plans to be working on preserving photos and other media files to digital and prints.
I'm searching for information about my birth mother. Does anyone out there know of Anna Frances Whealer, born October 10, 1903 in Parrot, Montana. Father Donald F. Whealer, mother nee Jennie Cox. Worked as a librarian in Detroit, then moved to Sun City, AZ, where she died in 1990. Anything you can share would be greatly appreciated.
Toby - Here is their FB page.
Came across this today. 1972 Basketball team with cheerleaders.
Fifth Grade Class, 1955. I believe they are starting with the top row on left is Julie Saint, Mary Briggs, Jeannie Lovelace, Suzan Wick (me), Bernadette Halverson, Anna Exline, Bumgartner , and I don't know the last one. Mrs. Bledsoe was the teacher.
The fifth grade class in Whitehall. 1955.
My dad was chief at the airport (yes, there was one.) Around 1950 to when they closed it in 1959.
Sure does bring back memories of my growing up years in Whitehall. Helen Brooke was my best friend and I spent many a time riding horses from that barn. I rode "Baldy." T