Mission: Historical preservation; exhibits of regional interest, including the linderman exhibit history of the flathead valley exhibit, indians of northwest montana exhibit, and northwest timber industry exhibit.
Programs: Exhibitions and displays improved and expanded: flathead history exhibition added with flathead lake inter-active display. Mountaineering in glacier exhibit installed. Also had continued support on the americans film project.
combined museum use as community gathering place with over 200 events attended by in excess of 19,000 vistors and tour-goers. Additionally, more than 2,000 local students benefitted from free school tours of the museum.
on-going museum programs included 14th annual john white lecture series, history book club, historic film club, 1895 classroom experience for third graders, native plants garden, oral history project, traditional quilting workshop, taste of kalispell, and numerous additional programs and events.
The Museum at Central School serves the entire Flathead Valley as an education center for North West Montana history. There are extensive rooms dedicated to Native American, logging and farming history as well as rotating displays for past and present concerns. A wonderful 1895 classroom re-enactment experience is invaluable for local 3rd graders. Many opportunities for volunteers and visitors are available for anyone who wishes to understand this beautiful part of Montana.
The Northwest Montana Historical Society is a thriving organization with over 800 members. They are based in the Museum at Central School, which is home to the Flathead Valley history museum. They played a critical role in keeping the building from being torn down and to this day help keep it running in tip top shape.