O’Fallon Historical Museum has been closed since March per Fallon County Disaster Declaration #1036. We are now ready to reopen and share the changes we’ve made! The museum will open to the public Monday, June 1 and start our summer hours - seven days a week, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 5 p.m.. We will have extra hand sanitizing stations throughout the facility and will be cleaning high touch surfaces after every group that comes through. With seven buildings to peruse, social distancing should be easy! We have re-organized some areas and created additional content, including a new scavenger hunt!
We’re especially excited to share a new, exclusive exhibit created by Fallon County native Mike Madler. This exhibit details the Stage Road from Miles City, MT to Deadwood, SD. Regarding the motivation behind the project, Madler says, “Several years ago I was looking at an 1883 Government Land Office (GLO) Survey Plat. A trail on the plat was labeled ‘Miles City to Deadwood Stage Road.’ That caught my interest and I wondered if it was possible to re-establish the route using 19th century records and 21st century technology. It is possible, but I soon found the 19th century survey records were piecemeal and I had to find other sources. The more I researched, the more information I found, but it often came in a sentence, paragraph, or chapter. I found the additional information to be more interesting than the original project. The people and stories are more interesting than the trail’s location. This became a hobby project that lasted six plus years. In the end I thought it would be good to preserve and share the info I had found. I hope you find it interesting.”
Whether you’re a regular, never been here, or haven’t been in years, stop in and see us - you’re sure to see something you haven’t seen before!