The Heritage Museum preserves the diverse historical culture and heritage of the Lincoln County, Montana area in northwest Montana. The unique twelve-sided, 130-foot diameter log structure houses artifacts from early Libby history of settlement, mining and logging. On the grounds surrounding the Museum are pieces of equipment from the early gold and silver mining era, logging equipment, log buildings, and “Ole Four Spot”, a Shay locomotive that served as a workhorse for the Libby Lumber Co and later the J. Neils Lumber Co. for logging operations in and aroundLibby,Montanaintheearly1900s.The Museum is open for the summer season from the Saturday after Memorial Day through the end of August. Actual dates vary by year. Our archives are open by appointment only. Hours during the season are Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 5PM, Sunday from 1-5PM. We are closed September through May (open by special appointment). Visits can be accommodated at other times by special arrangement. The Heritage Museum is staffed and operated by volunteers. Admission is by donation.
We welcome volunteers who would like to help us to restore Ole Four Spot to active service or help in other ways at the Museum. Contact us for more information. Volunteer Form
February 21: Dedication of “The Mary & Larry Hebenstreit Center for Archival Research” at the Museum, 2:00 p.m. More infoJune 4: Opening day for the summer seasonAugust 27: Last day of seasonNovember: Holiday Bazaar Friday and Saturday