Exhibits

• The Trading Post, originating from the 1880s this was the main store for locals in the valley. It was moved to the Museum in the 1980s and is stocked as it would have been years back
• Stagecoaches, a chuckwagon and buggies used as transportation by those living in or travelling through the valley
• ‘The Flathead Monster,’ this 7 ½ ft sturgeon was caught from Flathead Lake in 1955, the only sturgeon caught to date despite numerous ‘Monster’ sightings in the lake every year
• Old time fire trucks and passenger automobiles from the early 1900s
• A pioneer kitchen from ‘the good old days,’ a real-life example of how the pioneer family cooked, preserved food and washed clothes with very few labor saving devices such as we know today
Rudolf, the huge Highland Bull that pulled many wagons over the years
• Calamity Jane’s Saddle from her last ride after participating in Wild Bill Hickocks’ Wild West Shows.
• Rare photos of the region and the steamboat heydays and many more items donated by generous area residents that make the museum a living example of early life in the Mission Valley

 

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