Western Heritage Center

Local nameWestern Heritage Center
LocationBillings, Montana

The Western Heritage Center is a regional museum located in historic downtown Billings, Montana, United States. The museum is housed in the historic Parmly Billings Memorial Library, built in 1901. The building is a stately Richardsonian Romanesque structure with twin towers, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Western Heritage Center displays original exhibits about south-central Montana and the Northern Plains and houses oral histories and artifacts about the history of the Yellowstone River Valley. The museum celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2021.

The Western Heritage Center, a former affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The museum opened in 1971 after a organized group of leading citizens prevented the building from being torn down. The founders established the museum as an interpretive center with an emphasis on changing exhibits, outreach programming, and the incorporation of new technologies.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Heritage_Center

Official Website http://www.ywhc.org/

Phone +1 406 256 6809

Address 2822 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101, USA

Coordinates 45°46'51.85" N -108°30'19.152" E

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