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

Open Memorial Day-Labor Day

6305 Highway 10 West
Info: 406-541-6374

P.O. Box 2772
Missoula, MT 59806

collage of canoe images

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.

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:


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.


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

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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