Broadwater County Museum and Library

A Member of Southwest Montana

133 North Walnut, Townsend, MT 59644

Phone: 406-266-5252

Additional Information:
  • Antiques
  • Exhibit
  • History
  • Museum
  • Tour
  • Books
  • Gift Shop
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Maps
  • Merchandise
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Restroom
  • Tour
  • Unescorted Tour
Daily: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Our museum focuses on local area history. There are many exhibits, including those concerning mining, dental, a homestead cabin, a general store, blacksmith shop, and early photographic equipment, large exhibit of barb wire, a rural school, fossils, Lewis and Clark exhibit and the military. There are oral history tapes as well as bound volumes and newspapers (1870 to date).

Also a microfilm reader/printer with local newspapers from 1875 - 1965, local county census records from 1870 - 1930 and hard copies of the Townsend Star - 1897 to date. See the State Bank of Townsend walk-in display and a rural electrification exhibit showing early gasoline/wind charger for a 32 volt system.

No admittance fee. Donations are welcome.

We have a vast library of local information which includes family histories, building histories, and histories of many sites in the county.

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    Mustang Motel
    Townsend, MT
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  2. Indian Road
    Indian Road
    Townsend, MT
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  3. York's Islands Fishing Access Site
    York's Islands Fishing Access Site
    Townsend, MT
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  4. Battle Creek Ranch
    Battle Creek Ranch
    Townsend, MT
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  5. The Silos Marina & Campground
    The Silos Marina & Campground
    Townsend, MT
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  6. Townsend/Canyon Ferry Lake KOA
    Townsend/Canyon Ferry Lake KOA
    Townsend, MT
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  7. Staubach Creek Ranch
    Staubach Creek Ranch
    Winston, MT
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  8. Duck Creek Ranch
    Duck Creek Ranch
    Townsend, MT
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  9. Hidden Hollow Hideaway Cattle & Guest Ranch
    Hidden Hollow Hideaway Cattle & Guest Ranch
    Townsend, MT
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  10. White Earth Campground
    White Earth Campground
    Townsend, MT
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  11. Toston Dam Recreation Site
    Toston Dam Recreation Site
    Toston, MT
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  12. Goose Bay
    Goose Bay
    Townsend, MT
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  13. Goose Bay Marina & Campground
    Goose Bay Marina & Campground
    Townsend, MT
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  14. Gipsy Lake Campground
    Gipsy Lake Campground
    Townsend, MT
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  15. Skidway Campground
    Skidway Campground
    Townsend, MT
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  16. 4-R Ranch & Cattle Company
    4-R Ranch & Cattle Company
    Clancy, MT
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  17. Hellgate Recreation Area
    Hellgate Recreation Area
    Helena, MT
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  18. Creekside Cabin
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    Helena, MT
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  19. Hawke's Nest
    Hawke's Nest
    Alder, MT
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  20. Jo Bonner Campground
    Jo Bonner Campground
    Helena, MT
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