Museum Membership

Dear Friends of the Museum,


Members of the Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation help support the Old Montana Prison in its position as a world-class tourist attraction. Your support has helped attract over 2 million people to our area, each one enjoying the Montana hospitality that they encounter at the Museums, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, the Deer Lodge Historic District and the many other attractions that this region of Southwest Montana has to offer.

The Foundation is strongly committed to continuing to preserve and interpret the history of Montana, Powell County and Deer Lodge. Once more we will be bringing to Deer Lodge the Missoula Children’s Theater, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, New and exciting exhibits, the 4th of July Community Celebration, the 18th annual “Win a Classic Car” raffle and many other special events. We look forward to seeing you at the Museum in 2018.

On the back of this letter, you will see a membership application form. Each different membership offers a range of options to you, and each one is tax deductable under our non-profit 501 (C) 3 organization. We appreciate your support of our museums and the history in our area.

Since we operate without state or federal funding, the financial assistance that your membership provides is extremely important to us. We hope you will complete the enclosed membership form and support us as we continue to look forward to the future by preserving the past.


2018 Membership

With each of these memberships you will receive:

 Unlimited FREE admission to all five (5) museums
 Newsletter and personal announcements to all museum events
 10% discount on gift items in the museum gift shops (our gift to you)
 Your membership is tax deductible (your gift from Uncle Sam)
 Admission to gallery shows and art sales
 Plus new and exciting events for you and your family


Mail to: Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation,
1106 Main Street, Deer Lodge, MT 59722 (406) 846-3111

The purpose of the Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation is to preserve and interpret the history of Montana, Powell County and Deer Lodge. We contribute to the economy of our community through the adaptive re-use of the Old Montana Prison as a tourist destination.

This effort encompasses operating and maintaining fifteen historic structures on more than six square city blocks as a museum complex called the Old Prison Museums.

The Old Prison Museums are located along the Yellowstone Trail, America’s first transcontinental highway. Attractions include the Old Prison (circa 1871–1979), the world-class Montana Auto Museum, Yesterday’s Playthings, a doll, toy and train museum, Frontier Montana, a western collectible and permanent Yellowstone Historic exhibits, the Montana Law Enforcement Memorial, and Powell County Museum with Cottonwood City, celebrating our Montana heritage.

Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation supports development of Montana’s performing and fine arts.

"Along the Yellowstone Trail"