Museum and Archive Collection
Glacier National Park’s museum collection consists of historic, archeological, ethnographic, biological, geological, paleontological, and archival objects. These disciplines are represented by a diversity of objects and specimens such as photographic prints and negatives, original Lake McDonald Lodge furnishings, documents, maps, architectural drawings, herbarium specimens, and fossils.
The basic objectives of the park’s museum program are:
To collect objects and materials within the park’s Scope of Collection and according to federal law.
To provide a professional level of care for objects on exhibit and in storage.
To maintain accountability and provide access to collection information by producing and maintaining accurate collection records.
Hours of Operation:
Appointments for research in the museum collection or archives can be arranged between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays.
Researchers should submit a request by mail, phone, fax or email to the museum office ahead of time, detailing their research project to the curatorial staff. Requests for materials should be submitted with enough lead time to allow for the evaluation of the request and the scheduling of curatorial staff to oversee the research.
Requests for research appointments or other questions about the park’s museum and archives collection should be directed to:
Email: e-mail us
Did You Know?
The "Backbone of the World" is the Blackfeet tribal name given to the greater Glacier National Park ecosystem.