Mission Statement :
The mission of the Historical Museum at Foit Missoula is to keep Missoula County's history alive for the education and enjoyment of the public.
Vision Statement :
The vision of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula is to inspire a sense of place and history for Missoula Comity by collecting- studying- interpreting, and preserving the region's natural and cultural heritage. This includes the Museum's core areas of collecting: the history of the city and county of Missoula, the history of Fort Missoula and the military presence in the area, and the history of forest management and the wood products industry in western Montana. The Museum's focus further includes, but is not limited to: family history, women's history. Native American history, environmental history, and minority-based history.
Our vision for the Museum is for a place and institution that:
Is a welcoming place where people are drawn together to share their passion and interest in our history and sense of place
Supports and gives voice to the region's diverse cultural perspectives
Has sustainable, modem facilities while retaining its traditional character
Creates and maintains educational programs and exhibits that are professionally presented, inspiring
Has collections that are conserved per American Association of Museum accreditation standards, and will provide a continuing source of inspiration and learning
Has a paid staff and volunteer coips that are creative, enthusiastic, and supportive of each other, the Museum's mission, and the community.
Participates in discussions at the national level on matters pertaining to the Museum's mission, and for the good of the profession.
Believes in and participates in open strategic partnerships.