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Museum | Garryowen, MT

Custer Battlefield Museum | By battlefield mus
1-90 Exit 514 Town Hall, P. O. Box 200,, Garryowen, MT 59031
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"The museum's mission is to educate the general public on the Western Migration Movement and the Battle of the Little Bighorn.  This institution collects, preserves and exhibits artifacts, beadwork, photographs, paintings, rare books, and manuscripts.  The Tomb of the United States Unknown Soldier is maintained by this institution.  The Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3, supported through private funding.  The museum is located Where the Battle of the Little Big Horn began at Sitting Bull's camp." 


The Custer Battlefield Museum is located in Garryowen, Montana, "Where the Battle of the Little Big Horn Began." The Museum is recognized as a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, supported exclusively through private funding.  We are located on the historic site where Sitting Bull’s camp was attacked by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer in 1876.  This year will be the 136th commemoration of the Battle. 

The Museum's mission is to educate the general public on the Western Migration Movement, American expansion, and the Battle of the Little Big Horn. This institution also collects, preserves, and exhibits original artifacts, Native American beadwork, photographs, paintings, and rare books and manuscripts related to Custer and the Battle and other frontier subjects. Extensive exhibits of Native American and 7th Cavalry artifacts include many items excavated from the Battlefield, as well as ephemera belonging to Sitting Bull, G.A. Custer, Tom Custer, Crazy Horse, Lewis & Clark, and other important figures of the time.   

The Museum’s collection of more than one hundred D.F. Barry photographs has toured internationally and is now on permanent display. The Tomb of the United States Unknown Soldier, dedicated during the 50th anniversary of Custer’s massacre, is a highlight on the museum grounds and is maintained by this institution. During the 125th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, a Peace Memorial monument was erected with life-sized busts of Sioux Chief Sitting Bull and 7th Cavalry General George Custer.  


Internship position with the Custer Battlefield Museum in beautiful Garryowen, Montana, June through September (exact dates are flexible). Responsibilities include assisting as Museum Staff in a variety of projects and research related to the Museum collection and displays.  Additional duties include admissions, handling cash, helping with gift shop inventory and sales, answering questions and online inquiries, and educating tourists in various aspects of the famous Battle. The Museum averages 100+ visitors daily.  Interns will also be asked to maintain historical social media sites. 

Custer Battlefield Museum is a state-approved tourist information center.  In addition to answering questions about the Battle of the Little Big Horn, the Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, and the Big Horn Canyon National Recreation Area, interns should be prepared to answer general questions about Eastern Montana tourist sites, Yellowstone National Park and Mount Rushmore. 

The internship is an unpaid position, 35-40 hours per week. We provide the educational training and materials, housing, food, adventure, and fun! The cost to the Museum for room and board totals $6500.00 per intern. If selected, the Museum will award a $6000.00 grant to cover the majority of these costs.  The successful applicant will be responsible to furnish the additional $500.00 towards an unforgettable historical experience.  Interns who wish to use this opportunity to receive college credits may make arrangements with the Museum Director and his/her college advisor. 

Your summer home in Montana will include a clean and comfortable room adjacent to the Museum, which is located within the exterior boundaries of the Crow Indian Reservation next to the Little Big Horn River. This is a tremendous on-site educational opportunity in the Big Sky Country of Montana!


INTERNSHIP PERIOD:   ASAP through December 2013 (flexible)

APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit your resume and a cover letter, which must include the following: interest/education in American/Western history, exact availability dates, and three academic/professional references. We are also interested in learning how you heard of this internship position.

Chris Kortlander
Founding Director
P.O. Box 200
Garryowen, Montana 59031
406-638-2019  FAX
FAX:  406-638-2019
E-Mail: chris@custermuseum.org


Memorial Day - Labor Day
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Spring and Fall
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


P. O. Box 200
Garryowen, MT  59031

Admission Fees:

Adults $7.50


Children 12 & under free