Museum History and Mission
The Museum of Women's History is a public, not-for-profit museum established in May 1995 by Dorothy McLaughlin with support of Montana State University-Billings Chancellor Ronald Sexton. It was originally located in the McMullen Hall on the MSU-Billings Campus, but quickly outgrew its space and moved to its present location in downtown Billings The museum consists of exhibit space, archives, artifact inventory, a research library and office. ♀
The museum is staffed entirely by volunteers and is funded by private donations, memberships, events, sponsorships and matching funds. ♀
The purpose of the museum is:
To establish a museum for the preservation of women's history
To provide for study and research activities and for the dissemination of information about women's history.
To facillitate the understanding of historical processes and events from the perspective of women.
To accept and display artifacts which depict or illustrate the evolution of women's history.
Efforts at the museum are devoted to acquiring, preserving and interpreting information and artifacts that depict and celebrate the accomplishments of women. The approach is comprehensive and multi-cultural. It is designed to be an exhibit and research center with a non-lending research library. ♀
The museum continues to grow in membership. Members reflect a wide-ranging interest in women's history: Members live in 16 Montana communities and eight states. Join us! Members receive a quarterly newsletter, as well as invitations to new exhibits and other museum events. ♀
Museum of Women's History
2822 Third Avenue North LL 4
Billings, MT 59101