Carter County Museum

Ekalaka, Montana


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    Carter County Museum was founded in 1936, by Walter H. Peck, Deloss Hall, and Septon Cady, under the auspices of the Carter County Geological Society.

     It holds the distinct honor of being the first county museum founded within the State of Montana, and is funded solely through a 1.5 mil County Tax Levy and the generous donations of its visitors and annual supporters.

     Carter County Museum is a non-profit organization that depends upon contributions of its visitors and annual supporters to continue preserving the past for the future.

     The oldest portion of the Museum Building was built in 1926 as a working automotive garage. Following its purchase in the 1970's, the original structure was modified and redesigned with a lobby, tower, bathrooms, and a back section, which now houses the Paleontology, Geology, and Natural Habitat Departments.

     The beautiful petrified wood which you see throughout the museum was donated by Paul Ringling, Pat LaBree, Richard Malmquist, and other area ranchers. Rankin Dean, a local carpenter, along with Marshall Lambert, then Museum Director, dedicated themselves to the unique design and development of the Museum building you see today.


MEMBERSHIP

    Carter County Museum was founded in 1936, by Walter H. Peck, Deloss Hall, and Septon Cady, under the auspices of the Carter County Geological Society.

     Membership fees are $5.00 per calendar year.
Dues may be mailed to: Carter County Museum, P.O. Box 445, Ekalaka, Montana 59324-0445
ATT: Anna LaBree.


To Contact Them:

Phone: (406)775-6886
Email: ccmuseum@midrivers.com
306 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 445
Ekalaka, Montana 59324