About the Libby

Heritage Museum

History In 1973, a small group of enthusiastic citizens met and soon became Museum, Inc., a non-profit corporation. The main purpose ‘shall be the recovery of and preservation of historical culture of the Lincoln County area…’, but the immediate need was a place to house the historical collection of the late Roy Porter. On April 28, 1975, a meeting was held to discuss building plans for building a twelve-sided, 130-foot diameter log structure.   On June 3, 1978, the Heritage Museum building opened, manned by volunteers. From the felling of the first tree, hauling of the logs, peeling, chinking, decking the room, pouring concrete and building exhibits, the support was wonderful. The cooperation of hundreds of people, mainly volunteers, is thrilling. Special grants and assistance from the Montana Bicentennial Commission, a Bicentennial levy from the Lincoln County Board of commissioners, the St. Regis Co., the Montana Arts Council, the U.S. Forest Service, private businesses, individuals and numerous fund raisers helped bring the Heritage Museum to life. Continuing success has been made possible by fundraisers, the Montana Historical Society, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Montana Department of Commerce, Montana History Foundation, and individual private donors. Join our growing membership at The Heritage Museum Spport the Heritage Museum as a member or Partner. Membership funds are put into our General Fund and are used for the operational costs of the museum such as building maintenance, electricity and insurance. Any level of support is welcome. Basic Benefits of Membership include: · Membership card valid through May 31st of the following year. · A vote on matters brought to the general membership at regular, annual or special meetings of the board or membership. (Applies to members in good standing over the age of 18.) · The knowledge that you support the Heritage Museum's mission to preserve and interpret the history of the area. SUPPORT LEVELS: _____$20.00 per person General Membership _____$10.00 per person Senior Membership - Over age 65 _____$45.00 Family Membership 1-2 Adults + dependent children (Please list all names and children's ages for Family Membership) _____$50.00 Business Membership Memberships and Partnerships at the following levels include a 10% discount on most items at The Heritage Museum Gift Shop (when membership card is shown) in addidtion to Basic Benefits. _____$50.00 Contributing Membership _____$100.00 Sustaining Membership _____$250.00 Heritage Partnership _____$500.00 Endowing Partnership In addition to Basic Benefits and the 10% discount, Lifetime Partners will have a certificate placed in a book on display at the Museum entrance. A current Membership Card will be sent each year. _____$1500.00 Lifetime Partnership Besides the General Fund there are other special funds set up for specific purposes. David Thompson Exhibit Fund David Thompson traveled through what is now known as Lincoln County in 1808. Thompson was working for a fur trading company, North West Company of Montreal, mapping the lands of British Columbia and Inland Northwest to the Pacific Ocean. Thompson was the first person to map the Headwaters of the Columbia River. Replicas of Thompson's equipment, maps and information help visitors understand the great journey. Historic Preservation Fund  This fund maintains the archives, artifact and photographic collections. Storage boxes, folders and encapsulations are purchased to maintain the highest quality of storage for the items. Memorial Fund Contributions to the Memorial Fund go directly to the Heritage Museum Endowment Fund. This Endowment Fund will help guarantee the financial future of the Museum. Contributions in memory of family and friends are welcome to this fund or any of the other funds. To support the Heritage Museum, please send contributions to: Heritage Museum PO Box 628 Libby, MT 59923 If you would like your contributions to go to a specific fund, please indicate the name of the fund on your check.  Volunteers Join us as a Heritage Museum Volunteer. Unique opportunities and rewards await you! Volunteers entirely operate the museum. Our committees include: Archives, Buildings & Grounds, Exhibits, Gift Shop, Grnts, Railroad, and Acquisitioned Vehicles (Model T’s, etc.). Please let us know about your areas of interest and skills on the Volunteer application form. Donations The Heritage Museu is a 501(c)3 organization and your contributions are tax deductible. Donate to the Heritage Museum
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The Heritage Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization - all donations are tax deductible; 34067 US Hwy 2, PO Box 628, Libby, MT 59923, 406-293-7521, Website: Libbyheritagemuseum.org, E-mail: heritagemuseum@frontier.com
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