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:

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
   (406) 248-2015