at Fort Missoula (HMFM) &
Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History (RMMMH)
Heritage Hall - Event Calendar http://nrhc.org/calendar/cal.html
HMFM, 3400 Captain Rawn Way, Fort Missoula, (406) 728-3476,
RMMMH, 2975 General Foster Ave. (Building T-316), Fort Missoula, (406) 239-7738,
RMMMH SUMMER HOURS: 12-5pm Seven Days a Week - Museum exhibits on War of 1812, Frontier era, Civil War, Imperial Age, World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Mideast conflicts, Montanans in battle, and Civilian Conservation Corps.
The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula REOPENED Monday, June 1st with Reduced Summer Hours
This includes outside exhibits and buildings on the grounds
*** Please respect the following guidelines when visiting. We ask all visitors to wear a mask while in the main museum building; Please respect physical distancing practices; Please sign in with your contact information; HMFM will limit the number of visitors in the main museum building to 10; Please take advantage of free hand sanitizer; Please respect traffic patterns in our galleries.
Questions: Historical Museum at Fort Missoula: (406) 728-3476,
****** Usually at this time of year we are gearing up for a HUGE season of events, camps, workshops, restoring Engine #7, new exhibits, and fun for all; however everyone's plans have been changed. ******
But we are FULL STEAM AHEAD with our job of keeping history alive and supporting our community. Our shared history lends strength to our present and helps us understand that we have been through tough times before and together we will prevail through this.
There are many amazing organizations who can use your help right now, and the Friends of HMFM is among them. If you have the ability to support HMFM or a well deserving local nonprofit, please take the time to do so and together we will celebrate the strength of our community.
Thank you for your support during this challenging time for our country. We are lucky to have each other and we here at HMFM are deeply thankful for you, our supporters and friends. Thank you!
****** Exhibit on Display through July 2020: No Enemy Movement Observed: The Vietnam War Through the Eyes of a Frenchtown Marine, The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, 3400 Captain Rawn Way, Missoula ******
“No Enemy Movement Observed: The Vietnam War Through the Eyes of a Frenchtown Marine” is an exhibit of Vietnam War era photographs and artifacts donated to the HMFM by Leon Howard of Frenchtown, MT. Leon served as a Marine Corps Scout during a thirteen-month tour in Vietnam from 1966-1967. Featured in the exhibit are a selection of 45 photographs from the almost 200 donated, enlarged from their original snapshot size, including:
Views of the South Vietnamese countryside.
Combat operations with tanks and amphibious assault vehicles.
South Vietnamese people in villages, markets, and rice fields.
Leon and fellow Marines in different areas of operation.
In addition, a range of artifacts Leon brought back from the war enhance the experience, including:
Personal items such as uniforms, medals and campaign ribbons.
Scouting logs and other documents.
Artifacts captured from the Viet Cong such as clothing, hand grenades, and punji sticks.
The exhibit tells the story of a twenty-year-old man removed from his middle-class California setting, trained to be a “basically qualified Marine,” and placed in combat half a world away. It will also highlight key moments related to this divisive time in Missoula, especially the 1966 Peace March and the city’s ongoing role in the Peace Movement, Senator Mike Mansfield’s fact-finding trip to South Vietnam in 1962 at John F. Kennedy’s request, and the human toll of the war on Montana’s Homefront.
Questions: Jessie Rogers (406) 258-3479,
Or, Carolyn Thompson, HMFM, (406) 258-3478,