WHITEHALL — The Jefferson Valley Museum, 303 S. Division in Whitehall, will be opened from Memorial Day weekend through Sept. 15.
The museum has recently been upgraded, thanks to benefactors, grants and a benefit arranged by actor Bill Pullman and Jared Moshe, director of “The Ballad of Lefty Brown.”
Visitors can tour the war room with its stories from the Spanish-American War to the current conflicts and even a 42-star flag. There are also exhibits in the music room, doctor’s office, and railroad room. In addition, the museum also added an iron collection and numerous wedding gowns are also on display.
The cowboy room includes buggies and antique cars, and the museum also houses a blacksmith shop, railroad room, doctor’s office and music room.
Each area has a story of the families that settled this area and the connection to other cities through mining, music and politics.
Special tours from schools and organizations are welcome and should be scheduled ahead by calling 406-287-7813.
This free museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.