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Mondak Heritage Center

Sidney, Montana

The Center houses a MonDak Pioneer Town Museum in its lower level with a street scene...
Monroe County Local Historical Library

Sparta, Wisconsin

The Local History Room is dedicated to documenting Monroe County life in all periods...
Montana Military Museum

Fort Harrison, Montana

Spearheading the effort to develop the Montana Military Museum, now five years in the...
Montana's Museum

Helena, Montana

The Montana Historical Society Museum, Montana's Museum, collects, preserves, and...
Mormon Station State Historic Park

Genoa, Nevada

Mormon Station is the site of Nevada's first permanent nonnative settlement. A replica of...
Mountain Meadows Massacre Site

Mountain Meadows, Utah

Amidst threats of war and previous persecution, the Mormons of the Utah territory...
Mueller Schmidt House Museum

Dodge City, Kansas

In an 1882 bird's-eye view of Dodge City, the Mueller-Schmidt House is proudly perched...
Museum Center At 5ive Points

Cleveland, Tennessee

Featuring the rich history of the Ocoee River and Chattanooga region, the Museum Center...
Museum Of Appalachia

Clinton, Tennessee

With more than 30 historic log buildings gathered onto 63 acres, which date from the 19th...
Museum Of Eastern Shore Life

Centreville, Maryland

Building on the dreams of a group from the local farming community, including farmer, sea...
Museum Of History And Art

Ontario, California

In "Road Ways" and "Gem of the Foothills", visitors can examine the...
Museum Of Local History

Fremont, California

Visitors will find exhibits about the early elementary schools, the first high school in...
Museum Of Northwest Colorado

Craig, Colorado

The Cowboy and Gunfighter Museum, housed within the Museum of Northwest Colorado,...
Museum Of Regional History

Texarkana, Texas

The Museum of Regional History tells the fascinating story of Texarkana, the city in two...
Museum Of San Diego History

San Diego, California

At the Museum, visitors will not only find a collection of intriguing exhibitions that...
Museum Of Seminole County History

Sanford, Florida

The museum’s 22 galleries draw from a large collection of artifacts, including...
Museum Of Small Town Life

Dover, Delaware

The museum's interior represents a late 19th century main street featuring five shops...
Museum Of South Texas History

Edinburg, Texas

The Museum of South Texas History recently installed the first two sections of the Rio...
Museum Of The Cape Fear

Fayetteville, North Carolina

One of three regional branches of the North Carolina Museum of History, the Museum of the...
Museum Of The Fur Trade

Chadron, Nebraska

The exhibits trace the everyday lives of British, French, and Spanish traders, voyageurs...
Museum Of The Great Plains

Lawton, Oklahoma

The museum contains an artifact collection including over 570,000 primary documents and...
Museum Of The Idyllwild Area Historical Society

Idyllwild, California

Numerous photos and documents are displayed and tell the story of Idyllwild and the...
Museum Of The Mountain Man

Pinedale, Wyoming

The Museum of the Mountain Man is located in the small rural town of Pinedale, Wyoming,...
Museum Of The San Ramon Valley

Danville, California

From its inhabitance by Native Americans to its settlement by the Spanish and American...
Museum Of The Waxhaws

Waxhaw, North Carolina

The museum is a regional attraction dedicated to the history of the Waxhaws region and...
Museum Of The Western Prairie

Altus, Oklahoma

Follow the activities of Native Americans, frontier soldiers, cowboys, and homesteaders....
Napa Valley Museum

Yountville, California

The Napa Valley Museum is dedicated to promoting the cultural and environmental heritage...
National 4 String Banjo Hall Of Fame Museum

Guthrie, Oklahoma

The Museum is currently home to nearly 100 ornately decorated banjos from both the 1920s...
National Buffalo Museum

Jamestown, North Dakota

The mission of the North Dakota Buffalo Foundation (NDBF) is to foster awareness of the...
National Cowboy And Western Heritage Museum

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Founded in 1955, the museum in Oklahoma City collects, preserves and exhibits an...
National Frontier Trails Museum

Independence, Missouri

The facility is a museum, interpretive center, and research library dedicated to...
National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Baker City, Oregon

The Center offers living history demonstrations, interpretive programs, exhibits, multi-...
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

Casper, Wyoming

Nearly 500,000 people traveled the Oregon, Mormon, California and Pony Express Trails...
National Museum Of Forest Service History

Missoula, Montana

From the time the Forest Reserves were set aside in 1891, our nation's forests and range...
National Steinbeck Center

Salinas, California

In the tradition of John Steinbeck, the center draws its inspiration from the diverse...
Nebraska State Historical Society

Lincoln, Nebraska

For most of its history, a fifteen- or sixteen-member board, including twelve persons...
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

Nevada City, California

In addition to the railroad, this Sierra foothills county boasted such turn-of-the 20th...
New Era One Room School House

Mineral Wells, West Virginia

This restored one-room school is furnished with period furnishings, books and artifacts,...
New London Historical Society

New London, New Hampshire

Founded in 1954, the New London Historical Society is a non-profit volunteer organization...
Newbern Historic District

Newbern, Virginia

These structures include a jail, hanging house, store, churches, private residences and...
Newbold White House

Hertford, North Carolina

Abraham Sanders built the brick house in 1730 for his wife, Judith, and their six...
North Carolina Museum Of History

Raleigh, North Carolina

This local museum explores the history of the regional post of North Carolina. People...
North Texas History Center

McKinney, Texas

Current exhibits explore various aspects of North Texas history. A Civil War exhibit uses...
Northern Mariposa County History Center

Coulterville, California

The Northern Mariposa County History Center is a great place to begin exploring the area...
Novato History Museum

Novato, California

Visitors can see various exhibits about local history in the home of Novato's first...
Nunns Provo Station Power Plant

Provo, Utah

Built in 1897 by Luclen L. Nunn at an estimated cost of just $50,000, the plant harnessed...
Oakdale Cowboy Museum

Oakdale, California

Upon entering the Cowboy Museum, one quickly notices the memorabilia that illustrates the...
Oakland Museum Of California

Oakland, California

The museum contains three departments, art, history, and natural sciences, each with...
Ocmulgee National Monument

Macon, Georgia

Ocmulgee National Monument is a memorial to the relationship of people and natural...
Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum

Guthrie, Oklahoma

Step back into yesteryear as you walk through the doors of this nostalgic trip through...
Oklahoma History Center

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Explore Smithsonian quality exhibits that bring to life the voice and visions of Oklahoma...
Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

Clinton, Oklahoma

Exhibits begin with “The World’s Largest Curio Cabinet,” home of...
Oklahoma Territorial Museum

Guthrie, Oklahoma

On the museum grounds stands the Carnegie Library, where the first state governor was...
Old Cowtown Museum

Wichita, Kansas

A thriving community all its own, Cowtown gives visitors a true taste of the myths,...
Old West Museum

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Since 1897, Cheyenne has been home to one of the largest celebrations of the western...
Old World Wisconsin

Eagle, Wisconsin

Visitors to this site, established in 1976 as a recreation of 18th and 19th century rural...
Orange County Agricultural And Nikkei Heritage Museum At The Fullerton Arboretum

Fullerton, California

The current exhibit, Determined Lot: Resilient Pioneers Forge a New County’s Future...
Orange Empire Railway Museum

Perris, California

Explore the West's largest collection of railway locomotives, passenger and freight cars...
Oregon Caves National Monument

Cave Junction, Oregon

Before this land officially became a National Monument in 1909, the idea of having a...
Oregon National Historic Trail

Baker City, Oregon

There are a number of ways to enjoy the Oregon National Historic Trail including auto-...
Oregon Trail Regional Museum

Baker City, Oregon

Among the pioneer memorabilia visitors may find a large collection of authentic...
Osceola County Historical Society

Kissimmee, Florida

Explore the historic Ross Lanier House (1889), sit in a one-room Schoolhouse, examine the...
Pardee Home Museum

Oakland, California

Because all of the furnishings and collections are original and authentic, without...
Pasadena Museum Of History

Pasadena, California

Tours of the Fenyes Mansion and Finnish Folk Art Museum, changing exhibits in the History...
Patuxent Rural Museums

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

There are many places to choose from when visiting this site. Demonstrations, guided...
Pawnee Bill Ranch

Pawnee, Oklahoma

Visitors can now tour Pawnee Bill and his wife, May's, 14 room mansion, fully furnished...
Pawnee Rock State Park

Pawnee Rock, Kansas

To travelers on the Santa Fe Trail, this sandstone citadel marked the halfway point of...
Pearce Collections Museum

Corsicana, Texas

From the war-weary letter Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain wrote to his wife from the...
Pearce Mcallister Cottage

Denver, Colorado

Today, the Pearce-McAllister Cottage is home to the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls...
Pembina State Museum

Pembina, North Dakota

The area was home to several groups of native peoples, including the Ojibwe, Dacotah,...
Peter Conser Home

Heavener, Oklahoma

The Lighthorse were the mounted police force of the Five Civilized Tribes—the only...
Phillips County Museum

Malta, Montana

The Judith River Dinosaur Institute. was established to aid in the work of the museum and...
Pimeria Alta Museum

Nogales, Arizona

Fray Marcos de Niza first entered the Santa Cruz Valley in 1539, well before the first...
Pine Strawberry Historical Society & Museum

Pine, Arizona

The community of Pine was settled in 1879 by Mormon pioneers, who endured many hardships...
Pinecrest Historical Village

Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Nestled in the scenic rolling Ice Age Kettle Moraine countryside of Eastern Wisconsin,...
Pioneer Farms

Austin, Texas

Pioneer Farms is a living history museum celebrating the rich heritage of Texas. Pioneer...
Pioneer Krier Museum

Ashland, Kansas

When the Clark County Historical Socity was organized in 1939, it was with the...
Pioneer Town

Cedaredge, Colorado

Visitors can experience a old-time Western saloon, marshall's office, barber shop, bank,...
Pioneer Trails Regional Museum

Bowman, North Dakota

Research areas at the center include anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, botany,...
Pioneer Woman Museum

Ponca City, Oklahoma

The museum's education center features craft demonstrations, special exhibits, an...
Pipe Spring National Monument

Fredonia, Arizona

In the 1860s Mormon pioneers from St. George, Utah, led by James M. Whitmore brought...
Pittock Mansion

Portland, Oregon

The Pittock Mansion was home to Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock from 1914...
Placer County Museum

Auburn, California

  The museum gallery, which is located in the space that once housed the county jail...
Plains Indians & Pioneers Museum

Woodward, Oklahoma

Take a walk on the wild side in lawyer/gunfighter Temple Houston's hometown museum....
Plumas County Museum

Quincy, California

The concept of an active "living museum" is evidenced by the dozens of...
Point San Luis Lighthouse

San Luis Obispo, California

What may be the second most important historical momunent to the central coast is...
Pony Express Barn Museum

Marysville, Kansas

Though the Pony Express only ran mail across the frontier for 18 months between 1860 and...
Poudre Landmarks Foundation

Fort Collins, Colorado

Incorporated in 1972, the mission of the Poudre Landmarks Foundation, Inc. is to preserve...
Presidio Of Monterey Museum

Monterey, California

Because of the important role of the military in Monterey between 1902 and today, the...
Price Park

Pismo Beach, California

The 7-acre historical park of Price House, located in close proximity to Price's Canyon,...
Prickett's Fort State Park & Prickett House

Fairmont, West Virginia

Both the reconstructed fort and the Job Prickett House are open for public tours from mid...
Prorodeo Hall Of Fame And Museum Of The American Cowboy

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Opened in August 1979, with a first-year honoring of 69 two-legged plus 14 four-legged...
Rancho Camulos Museum

Piru, California

The museum comprises 15 structures: the Main Adobe, a Fountain, a Chapel, a Bell...
Reed Gold Mine

Midland, North Carolina

This mine is the site of the first documented gold find in the United States.From this...
Richmond County Museum

Warsaw, Virginia

The exhibits at the county museum exhibit highlight the Rappahannock Tribe, an early...
Rio Grande County Museum & Cultural Center

Del Norte, Colorado

The museum offers visitors a glimpse into the cultural and natural history of the area...
Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Riverside, California

As the founding collection at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, the Anthropology...
Rock Springs Historical Museum

Rock Springs, Wyoming

The Museum now housed there is the home of thousands of items of personal and public...
Rural Heritage Museum

Boonsboro, Maryland

The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum is part of the Washington County Park System...
Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum And Pioneer Village

Cloudcroft, New Mexico

Visit the Sacramento Mountains Museum & Pioneer Village and learn the story of past...