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Marias Museum of History & Art

1129 1st St N • Shelby, MT 59474 • 406-424-2551


Located on the corner of 12th Ave. and 1st St. North in Shelby, Montana, our museum contains hundreds of unique and informative displays relating to Toole County's exciting past.

  • Open to Public
  • Free Admission
  • Groups Welcome

Hours of Operation

June through August
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 7:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 pm

September through May
Tuesday 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Other times by phoning 424-2551

A little background information

The Toole County Museum of History and Art was formerly the home of Mrs. "Strannie" Fulton. Her son, William Fulton, Jr., deeded the home to Toole County for a museum; the artifacts were moved to the home in July 1977.

The house, décor and grounds created an ideal location for the Toole County communities' participation and enjoyment. Each year, there are many visitors and former residents who visit our unusual museum.

There is something for everyone at the Marias Museum of History & Art!

Special Interest Exhibits:

  • Indian artifacts
  • Dinosaur bones & fossils
  • Toys
  • Military
  • Musical instruments
  • Railroad industry
  • Depression-era glass
  • Oil industry

Room Displays:

  • School room
  • Doctor - dentist office
  • Bedroom
  • Parlor
  • Country store
  • Barber shop
  • Homestead kitchen
  • Blacksmith - tack

Board Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
The public is welcome to join us!

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