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

Memorial Day-Labor Day

6305 Highway 10 West
Info: 406-541-6374

P.O. Box 2772
Missoula, MT 59806

Help us build the

National Conservation Legacy and Education Center

  • Fundraising Goal 43% 43%

Goal: $10,583,223

Goal: $10,583,223 
Raised: $4,570,792

Raised: $4,570,792

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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Upcoming Events

june 2019

04jun3:00 pmRibbon Cutting Celebrationand dedication for our new Amphitheatre - The James B Yule Pavilion

29jun3:00 pmHiggins Ridge Story

july 2019

27jul12:00 pm4:00 pmSmokey Bear Birthday Party

august 2019

15aug4:30 pm6:00 pmJohn Clayton Book Launch

september 2019

13sep4:30 pm6:00 pmNorman Maclean Festival

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.