Lewistown Public Library
Built as a Carnegie Library in 1905, the Lewistown Public Library provides the most modern and up to date information access facility in the county. Located across from the Fergus County Courthouse on Main Street, the library has both the feeling of the old and the wonder of the new.
Two additions, one in 1960 and another in 1990 helped to keep the original limestone structure viable and up-to-date. The upstairs meeting room boasts of fine wood pillars and adornments of the early 1900s. The main library provides computer access to everyone, with free Wi-Fi, email access, and over 40,000 library items, including magazines and newspapers. The catalog features historical photographs taken of the area in the 1880s through the 1920s.
The mission of the Lewistown Public Library is to ensure that the people of Central Montana have the right and means to free and open access to ideas and information. Enjoy digital services such as the Montana Memory Project which provides access to digital collections and items relating to Montana’s cultural heritage and government. Access is free and open through the Internet. Many of these items are digitized copies of historic material, some items are contemporary. All serve as a resource for education, business, pleasure, and lifelong learning.
Check out their calendar for storytimes and summer reading program events for the kids.
Other Things You Might Like
Lewistown Community Labyrinth Garden
The public garden is for everyone to visit a seven-circuit flower maze. A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world.
Lewistown Art Center
The Lewistown Art Center promotes and provides engaged access to the arts, arts education, and cultural experiences in Central Montana. This includes Hands on Art (a 3-day-a-week after-school program), Youth Programming in the Summer, Adult Social Nights, and cultural events like monthly gallery receptions (First Friday of the month!), Shakespeare in the Park, WinterSongs, and so much more!
Central Montana Museum
The area’s history is chronologically portrayed beginning in the 1870’s when the area was largely unsettled and buffalo roamed the open prairies. Our museum features many photos and displays portraying the changes that resulted as many settlers from all walks of life came to this area and filed on homesteads. Also on exhibit are a variety of collections (dolls, hats, wedding dresses, fire arms, forts, fossils, historic replicas and dioramas, Native American art and artifacts, medical equipment and photos from St. Joseph’s Hospital, military, photos, musical instruments, and many others) and displays with interpretation featuring some of the area’s most notorious characters.