National Museum of Forest Service History Grand Opening!
Thu Jul 20 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Please Join Us at our beautiful 36-acre campus one mile west of the Missoula Airport for our Opening Ceremony! Cake and coffee to follow.
The Museum is a nonprofit based in Missoula founded in 1998, a "Friends of" organization wholly separate from the USDA Forest Service. Its mission is to tell the conservation story of the United States, a rich story full of success and challenge in which the Forest Service has served as the cornerstone since President Roosevelt founded the agency in 1905. It is a national Museum, and the only Museum in the country solely dedicate to forest conservation.
Currently on the site are a beautifully restored, historic Ranger's Cabin that serves as Visitors Center and hosts interactive exhibits; a replica of a "L-4" Fire Lookout Tower built for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the Washington, D.C. mall; and a winding interpretive Forest Discovery Trail with interpretive signage and activities for K-12 students and visitors alike.
Location: National Museum of Forest Service History 6305 Highway 10 West Missoula, MT