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

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
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

sample images of auction items

NMFSH’s Second Annual

Online Auction


May 1 – May 15, 2022

Preview the items starting Thursday, April 28 Bidding goes live at 8am on Sunday, May 1, and ends 8pm on Sunday, May 15.

Join Us for

Upcoming Events

august 2022

29augAll Day02sepForest Service Retiree Reunion

Event Details

You are invited to attend the Forest Service Retiree Reunion in
South Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada
Monday, August 29th – Friday September 2nd, 2022

This will be a historic event and a great opportunity for retirees to reconnect with old friends, explore the Lake Tahoe region together, and appreciate the work of all of our current and past Forest Service employees. For more information go to: https://2022fsretireereunion.org/

Time

August 29 (Monday) - September 2 (Friday)

29aug3:00 pm4:00 pm2022 Annual Membership Meeting

Event Details

Join us for our Annual Membership Meeting on Monday, August 29, 3-4pm.

Event to be held in Lake Tahoe, CA. Location TBA.

Time

(Monday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

september 2022

29augAll Day02sepForest Service Retiree Reunion

Event Details

You are invited to attend the Forest Service Retiree Reunion in
South Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada
Monday, August 29th – Friday September 2nd, 2022

This will be a historic event and a great opportunity for retirees to reconnect with old friends, explore the Lake Tahoe region together, and appreciate the work of all of our current and past Forest Service employees. For more information go to: https://2022fsretireereunion.org/

Time

August 29 (Monday) - September 2 (Friday)

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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