Cherishing our Past for a Brighter Future


Our Story

The LaRue Hot Springs Museum evolved from a group of "grassroots" citizens in 2005. We met weekly, identifying our goals and our mission: to create a museum that would preserve the struggles and successes of the people who settled this area. We wanted to create a space where visitors could peruse articles from the past and learn how the cultures that existed then, impact our life today.

By 2006, we realized that any of our plans for developing a site for our main museum were costly and beyond our meager funds. Fortunately, Harold and Betty LaRue stepped up and not only gave the museum two acres of property, but also the start-up money so we could build the main museum building. The small, dedicated group of volunteers took it from there and the museum doors officially opened in 2008.

All along the way, we have welcomed the donations of historically significant buildings, vehicles and equipment. Each item helps tell the story of life in this area...halfway between Hog Heaven and Paradise.

If you would like to donate artifacts, or equipment to the museum, visit the donate page to learn more.

2023-2024 Board Members

President

Sher Loberg

Vice President

Christine Walsvick

Secretary

Mary Kay Wedgwood

Treasurer

Jerry Kontos

Member

Lisa Reich

Member

Vicki Holmberg

Member

Norah Potts

Member

George Heinselman

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Our Location

        Halfway between Hog Heaven and Paradise

166 Hwy 77, Hot Springs, MT

Click on the map below for directions.













Our Affiliates


Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce


Town of Hot Springs


Our Grantors


Our Corporate Sponsors