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

Visitor's Center

COME VISIT US!
Open Memorial Day-Labor Day
10am-4pm

ADDRESS
6305 Highway 10 West
Info: 406-541-6374

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O. Box 2772
Missoula, MT 59806

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A fundraiser for the NMFSH

Canoe Raffle


$50 a TICKET or
$250 for 6 (Get one FREE!)
DRAWING OCT. 1, 2022

Win this gorgeous handcrafted wooden canoe by acclaimed craftsman Jerry Covault, USFS retiree!

Click the “Download Form” button below for full details about the canoe and how to enter the raffle.

Disclaimer: This fundraiser is managed by the National Museum of Forest Service History, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All proceeds support the Museum. Drawing will be held October 1, 2022 at the Museum office. You need not be present to win. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Mailed entries must be received by 4 p.m. September 30th, 2022. Void where prohibited by law. All participants must comply with all state and local gambling laws. Winner will be notified by telephone and certified mail. Winner is responsible for all applicable taxes.

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New Podcast Series!

What Did We Get Ourselves Into?

This podcast series of interviews with Forest Service wives is essential listening that acknowledges those ordinary families who made extraordinary efforts to achieve “The Greatest Good.”

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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