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Discover the legacy of the US Forest Service

The National Museum of Forest Service History is a nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of the U.S. Forest Service.

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April 1-15

2024 Saving History Online Auction


Our 4th annual online auction!
STARTS: April 1st, 8am MT
ENDS: April 15, 5pm MT

Our annual online auction is a crucial piece of supporting the Operations of the Museum, with a goal of $50,000. Thank you for your support!

Some items being offered are:

  • A handcrafted classical guitar
  • Professional wine tasting experience
  • Many travel packages including cabin stays and fly fishing
  • Handcrafted wooden bowls
  • and much more!

Help us end the Capital Campaign and double your donation
Now through June 30th 2024

Peek at our National Conservation Legacy Center

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We’re in the Final Stretch!

Become a Campaign Closer

Campaign Closers are individual donors who make Campaign-ending gifts between August 2023 and September 2025 specifically to help the Museum end the National Conservation Legacy Center Capital Campaign. Become a member of this elite, once-in-a-lifetime Giving Circle.

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Help us build the

National Conservation Legacy Center


The National Museum of Forest Service History is close to finalizing our Capital Campaign to build the National Conservation Legacy Center in Missoula, Montana. Once it is built, the Center will be a one-of-a-kind, world class destination. It will showcase America’s conservation history – the U.S. Forest Service, its people, partners, and legacy.

Now Available Online

View Our Extensive Collection


Over 50,000 Items!

The NMFSH manages its own collection of more than 50,000 artifacts, documents, and memorabilia relating to the history and culture of the Forest Service. This massive archive is online for anyone to use – researchers, students, historians, or anyone with an inquisitive mind!

Featured Exhibit

Case No. 1: 1899-1908 Timber Sale


Explore Our Virtual Exhibit

Case No. 1 was the name given to an 1899 timber sale on U.S. Government land in the Black Hills Forest Reserve in South Dakota. Under this contract, 13 million board feet of ponderosa pine trees were cut from the Forest Reserve by the Homestake Mining Company.

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