Upcoming Events

The Beartooth Highway with speaker Jon Axline at the Museum.

August 27, 2016

There is a $2 charge for nonmembers.

Traversing the spectacular Beartooth Highway in Montana and Wyoming is an unforgettable experience. The unspoiled mountain scenery along the highway inspired famed news correspondent Charles Kuralt to label it ¡°America¡¯s most beautiful drive,¡± yet the story behind this engineering marvel is largely unknown. It is an epic account of man versus nature to construct a road through unforgiving wilderness. Built during the height of the Great Depression and rising 10,947 feet above sea level, the Beartooth Highway sparked an economic boom in Red Lodge, Cooke City and Yellowstone National Park. Understandably, it continues to leave a profound impression on people privileged to drive it. Historian Jon Axline tells the exciting and colorful narrative behind the origins and construction of the Beartooth Highway. Join us at the Museum on Saturday August 27 at 7pm for a presentation & book signing by Jon Axline.

Hoedown at the Carbon County Museum

Saturday, October 1st, 2016


Carbon County Historical Society and Museum's Annual Fundraiser. Dining, silent auction, live auction, entertainment and dancing. Don't miss this "heel-kickin" event. More details to come...