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.
Stop by the
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Memorial Day-Labor Day
6305 Highway 10 West
Help us build the
National Conservation Legacy and Education Center
- Fundraising Goal 43%
The National Museum of Forest Service History is currently engaged in a Capital Campaign to build the National Conservation Legacy and Education 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.
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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!
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.