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Yellowstone County Museum

Montana History Minute: Native American headdresses an honor bestowed on warriors

Montana History Minute: Native American headdresses an honor bestowed on warriors

Yellowstone County Museum director Benjamin Nordlund discusses the importance of the Native American headdresses with in the warrior culture and how it was earned.

June 23, 2014 12:30 amLoading…
Famous Montana mountain men drawn to one rifle brand

Famous Montana mountain men drawn to one rifle brand

Yellowstone County Museum director Benjamin Nordlund explains why the Sharps rifle was a popular choice for Montana mountain men.

June 09, 2014 9:00 amLoading…
Montana History minute: Mountain men and the Sharps rifle

Montana History minute: Mountain men and the Sharps rifle

Yellowstone County Museum director Benjamin Nordlund explains why the Sharps rifle was a popular choice for Montana mountain men.

June 09, 2014 9:00 am Video Loading…
Montana History Minute: Where Teddy Roosevelt relaxed in Billings

Montana History Minute: Where Teddy Roosevelt relaxed in Billings

Yellowstone County Museum director Benjamin Nordlund tells us where Theodore Roosevelt liked to stay when he visited Billings.

April 07, 2014 12:30 amLoading…
Ben Nordlund

Ben Nordlund

Ben Nordlund is the new director of the Yellowstone County Museum.

January 22, 2014 12:20 pmLoading…
Bill Cole, Jeff Butcher and Chas Weldon

Bill Cole, Jeff Butcher and Chas Weldon

From left, Cole, Jeff Butcher and Chas Weldon examine a map from 1881 showing the path of the Northern Pacific Railroad through the Yellowstone Valley.

September 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Official Map of the Fort Laramie Treaty

Official Map of the Fort Laramie Treaty

Bill Cole, Jeff Butcher and Chas Weldon, left to right, look at an Official Map of the Fort Laramie Treaty, dating from 1851. The map includes a small portrait of a Crow Indian chief identified as “Big Robber.”

September 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Measuring chains used by surveyors

Measuring chains used by surveyors

Measuring chains once used by surveyors are part of the “Charting the New Frontier” exhibit.

September 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
1897 General Land Office map

1897 General Land Office map

A detail of an 1897 General Land Office map of Montana notes where coal is found or likely to be found.

September 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
A 1927 Montana AAA map

A 1927 Montana AAA map

A 1927 Montana AAA map shows a then-rare section of paved road between Butte and Anaconda.

September 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Early French map of the western U.S.

Early French map of the western U.S.

Bill Cole shows an early French map of the western United States. Cole lent the Yellowstone County Museum several original maps for its “Charting the New Frontier” exhibit.

September 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
"Charting the New Frontier" exhibit

"Charting the New Frontier" exhibit

The exhibit “Charting the New Frontier” is now on display at the Yellowstone County Museum.

September 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Map of Montana in 1879

Map of Montana in 1879

A Rand McNally map of Montana in 1879 includes descriptions of what were then walking paths between the Bull Mountains and the Yellowstone River.

September 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
All over the map: Visual history of valley told in museum exhibit

All over the map: Visual history of valley told in museum exhibit

Chas Weldon, director of the Yellowstone County Museum, had long harbored the idea of putting together an exhibit showing the history of the Yellowstone Valley as told through maps.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Sheriff’s jail work program begins

Sheriff’s jail work program begins

Beads of perspiration dotted Jason Updegraff’s brow as he pushed a broom in the parking lot this week at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.

September 19, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Yellowstone County Museum map exhibit

Yellowstone County Museum map exhibit

The Yellowstone County Museum’s latest exhibit, titled “Charting a New Frontier,” is up through December.

June 14, 2013 10:29 amLoading…
Yellowstone County Museum's new show examines surveying, maps

Yellowstone County Museum's new show examines surveying, maps

“Charting the New Frontier,” an exhibit interpreting the history of surveying and mapping in the Yellowstone Valley, is open at the Yellowstone County Museum.

June 14, 2013 10:27 amLoading…
J. Brock Lee exhibit at Yellowstone County Museum

J. Brock Lee exhibit at Yellowstone County Museum

The exhibit "J. Brock Lee: Montana's Great Artist" has been extended at the Yellowstone County Museum, which opens for the season Friday with new displays.

February 08, 2013 12:15 amLoading…
Yellowstone County Museum show celebrates cowgirl-artist Lee

Yellowstone County Museum show celebrates cowgirl-artist Lee

Chas Weldon remembers riding the school bus with the late artist J. Brock Lee when they were children growing up along Pryor Creek.

November 16, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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J. Brock Lee artwork

J. Brock Lee artwork

A landscape by J. Brock Lee shows one of her favorite figures to paint -- horses.

November 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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