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Montana Ag Network: Agricultural Museum in Fort Benton

Posted at 8:45 AM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 10:45:14-04

(FORT BENTON) It’s no wonder, what many refer to as the birthplace of Montana is home to multiple well-known museums.

One of them tells the stories of the settlers who traveled west, following their dreams of a better life.

The Agricultural Museum is part of the Museums and Heritage Complex in Fort Benton.

You’ll find displays showing how homesteaders worked the better their parcel of land and struggled to survive Montana’s harsh elements.

Many times, homesteaders were forced to survive in the most primitive of conditions; alone and often without enough water.

This museum showcases the evolution of agriculture, from the early homesteads to well into the mid-1900.

The museum of the Northern Great Plains which houses the Agricultural Museum is open Montana through Saturday 10:30am to 40:30pm and Sundays 12pm to 4pm.

The staff recommends planning at least four hours to fully soak up the entire Northern Great Plains museum, Hornady Smithsonian Gallery, and Homestead Village.