Montana Military Museum

Montana Military Museum

Spearheading the effort to develop the Montana Military Museum, now five years in the making and using nine buildings at the century-old fort, are volunteers whose aim is to have all displays in place and ready for public viewing five days-a-week by mid-summer. The museum's displays, created under the direction of Helena artist Robert Morgan, follow the military in Montana from the arrival of the Lewis and Clark army expedition in 1805, through the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Desert Storm and various peacekeeping operations. The military tradition dates from 1806 when Meriwether Lewis' fatal clash with Blackfeet Indians was the U.S. Army's first combat in the state.