The Ravalli County Museum at the Old Courthouse is now open late on Thursdays - until 8 p.m. - to provide better access to would-be visitors who work during the day.
Current exhibits at the museum include:
"The Passion, The Perseverance = The Process," the fine art of wildlife in glass, from artist Kathleen Sheard, showing in the Old Courtroom Gallery.
"The National Senior Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame," a compendium of rodeo items from Hall of Fame inductees combined with interpretations that tell the story of rodeo, showing in the Main Floor Gallery.
"The Discovery Exhibit, Lewis & Clark Meet the Salish." Take a "visual walk " through beautiful murals of the Lewis and Clark trail combined with Native American artifacts and interpretations that tell the story of the historic meeting between Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and the Salish Tribe living in the Bitterroot Valley in 1805. This exhibit is showing in the Main Floor Gallery.
"A Walk Through the Bitterroot," a display of the landscape of Darby, Conner, Sula and Hamilton as it looked in the 1900s, complete with artifacts and dioramas depicting the lifestyle of the pioneers that settled in the valley. This exhibit is showing in the Main Floor Gallery.
"Bertie Lord, Pioneer Photographer," an exhibit from the museum's permanent collection - photo equipment, memorabilia and prints from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, including stereo views, portray the hobby that was Bertie Lord's passion. This exhibit is showing in the Second Floor Gallery
"Natural History Exhibit." See a collection of wildlife from western Montana, including a white wolf, hawk, eagle and elk. View a wide variety of fly- fishing flies from the 1920s and fishing party photos from the late 1800s. This exhibit is showing in the Second Floor Gallery
"Trapper / Miner Exhibit."
Feel what life must have been like in the living space of a miner or trapper in the 1800s / 1900s living in the Bitterroot Mountains by stepping into this exhibit created with artifacts and interpretations. This exhibit is showing in the Main Floor Gallery.
For more information, contact the Ravalli County Museum at the Old Courthouse: 363.3338 or online at www.brvhsmuseum.org. The museum is on Facebook at Ravalli County Museum and on Twitter at ravallimuseum.