Skip to main content

Montana Museum Of Work History

Montana Museum Of Work History

The displays at the museum include antique firearms, steam and gas engines, automobiles, tools of all descriptions, logging and mining equipment and much more.

Tours are available on request. What better place to enjoy this history than inside a real working establishment. The Axmen is proud to host this collection at 7655 Highway 10 West in Missoula. That is just 1/4 mile south of I-90 from exit #96.

The Montana Museum of Work History was created to preserve and celebrate the stories of the hard working people who made Montana their home. Visitors will be given the opportunity to hear these stories and see the tools and technologies that were a part of the workers daily lives. The tools and technologies were generally bigger, heavier and almost always more dangerous than their modern replacements.

The everyday people of Montana had extraordinary tenacity and courage. The museum is here to celebrate and remember not the famous, not the infamous, but the ordinary Montanan who did extraordinary things.

We hope you enjoy our work.

Please support this 72-year tradition of trusted historical writing and the volunteers that sustain it with a donation to American Heritage.


Featured Articles

The world’s most prominent actress risked her career by standing up to one of Hollywood’s mega-studios, proving that behind the beauty was also a very savvy businesswoman. 

Rarely has the full story been told about how a famed botanist, a pioneering female journalist, and First Lady Helen Taft battled reluctant bureaucrats to bring Japanese cherry trees to Washington. 

Often thought to have been a weak president, Carter was strong-willed in doing what he thought was right, regardless of expediency or the political fallout.

Why have thousands of U.S. banks failed over the years? The answers are in our history and politics.

In his Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln embodied leading in a time of polarization, political disagreement, and differing understandings of reality.