Welcome to Hot Springs MT
Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, P O Box 627, Hot Springs, MT 59845
406-741-2662 email:  hscofc@hotspringsmt.net


The LaRue-Hot Springs Museum
110 Hot Springs Rd
Hot Springs, MT

The LaRue-Hot Springs Museum


In 2005 several Hot Springs residents came together to discuss the possibility of creating a Museum for the Hot Springs area. Our intent was, and Is, to create an environment to display artifacts from the Bitterroot Valley to the Camas Prairie, and beyond. We have collected items of interest from the time prior to Homesteading the Flathead Reservation (1910-1911). Memories of the Salish and KootenaiTribes are here, as well as examples of equipment used in Homesteading and ranching.


By 2007, our small museum group applied for, and received our non profit status. We had our goals and our purpose. Our Board and Officers were elected and we began to sell memberships and acquire inventory.


Harold and Betty LaRue, lifetime residents of Hot Springs, made the decision to be the Museum's patron. They donated the two acres for the museum site, (on the Hot Springs Road, leading into town), and they donated $80,000 dollars to build the structure and provide the services needed for the fledgling building. Hence The LaRue-Hot Springs Museum was born!


Officially we opened in June of 2008. We have been open every Memorial day through Labor day, being open as many days a week as we can staff. Several members live near the museum and are happy to conduct tours if pre-arrangements are made.


Admission is FREE. If you would like to check into OPEN days and hours, for this season, please call, AFTER MAY 18, 2012, and leave your message. (406) 741-5665.


Currently there are no picnic areas on the property. We hope to remedy that
situation soon, along with construction of outside displays of horse drawn equipment used in the area. There IS a public restroom located inside the Handicapped accessible museum.



Norah Potts
4/30/2012

 


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