The Cowboys Museum is one of the many projects the Montana Cowboys Association has undertaken to perpetuate the historical importance of Western heritage. Built in the late 1930s by the National Youth Administration and opened in 1941, the Cowboys Museum is an authentic log cabin with double fireplaces and replicas of hitching posts from Montana’s frontier days.
Exhibits include a lady’s intricately fashioned side-saddle, a trickrope saddle, numerous Indian artifacts, and a Kimball-Reed organ that was brought down-river from St. Louis to Fort Benton, Montana in 1876. There is also a gun collection that even avid gun collectors would be in awe of, a rivet set made by Kid Curry, and local cowboy artist Charlie Russell’s black boots, and a list that goes on with over 500 momentos of a romantic era in our nation’s history and is an integral part of Montana’s past. The museum opens at 11 a.m. daily, year round. You can even enjoy a cold beer while you are there! Admission to the museum is free.