The Russell: C.M. Russell Museum
Welcome to the C.M. Russell Museum, a place where the Old West is still alive. Artist Charles M. Russell captured the landscapes, the spirit, and the culture of the West during the late 1800s and early 1900s. His artwork is part entertainment, part history lesson. Russell’s log studio was built in 1903 and is adjacent to his home. Made of western red cedar telephone poles, the studio is filled with authentic cowboy gear and Indian artifacts that Russell collected and used as he painted or sculpted. View the setting where Charlie created many of his significant works! The C.M. Russell home is a blue, two-story frame house built in 1900 for a mere $800! It is furnished with period pieces as well as items from the Russell family. In its time, it was located in the most fashionable district in Great Falls. Charles M. Russell died on October 24, 1926 in the front bedroom of this home. The Museum Store features unique museum-quality gifts and collectables. The Store offers a large mail order catalog and can ship items anywhere in the world. It also boasts the largest selection of reproductions of Russell paintings. Russell’s West Discovery Gallery was designed especially for families and children of all ages to explore together. This interactive gallery features period props, art activities, recreated environments, and a special family guide.
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