Pioneer Museum

Pioneer Museum (HMJD8)

Location: Bozeman, MT 59715 Gallatin County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 42.724', W 111° 3.842'

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(Old County Jail)

— Gallatin County Historical Society —

The Pioneer Museum, located next to the Gallatin County Courthouse at 317 West Main, was the former County jail. Along with many museum exhibits showcasing the history of Gallatin County is an Historical Research Library. The photo archives, and one of the largest collections of books on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Build in 1911, the building served as the jail until a new facility was built in 1982. Many of the old jail's features have been preserved, including the gallows, isolation and holding cells, and a former adjoining sheriff's residence. The balcony railings were once the old cell bunks. The Gallatin County Historical Society was organized in 1977. The day the prisoners were moved to a new facility on January 26, 1982, the Society took over the old jail, preserving and renovating the building. The museum is free and open to the public.
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HM NumberHMJD8
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Year Placed2000
Placed BySponsored by Montana Cultural Trust and The Gallatin County Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 4:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 495016 N 5062058
Decimal Degrees45.71206667, -111.06403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 42.724', W 111° 3.842'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 42' 43.44" N, 111° 3' 50.52" W
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Area Code(s)406
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 210 N 19th Ave, Bozeman MT 59715, US
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