Welcome to the Bonner Milltown History Center
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A volunteer organization committed to keeping our local area and timber heritage alive for the enjoyment and education of the public.

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2018 Roundtable Schedule

Roundtables are 2-4pm at St. Ann Catholic Church, 9015 Hwy 200, Bonner (Map)
Sunday, February 18 - "Making Certain It Goes On: Prose and Poetry of Bonner and the Lower Blackfoot," Kim Briggeman. A look at Bonner through literature.
Sunday, March 18 - "Community Gardens," Glenn (Hooligan) Smith. The history of gardening in Bonner, past to present.

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Grant Provides New Technology for the History Center

BMHC recently installed a flat screen TV and DVD-VHS player and converter thanks to a generous grant from Preserving Missoula County's History. The new equipment enables us to show programs at the Center, including Roundtables, Timberjack, and a recently produced video on cooking with a Dutch oven… Read More
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Red Bridges Over the Blackfoot

The old timers talk about them - and argue about the number of them: 4 or 5 or 6? Where exactly were they located on the Blackfoot? These questions came up at Tuesday morning coffee and the discussion was off. Summer visitor Bill Demmons spearheaded… Read More
New Bonner Milltown History Center


The Bonner Post Office and Bonner Milltown History Center and Museum have a much appreciated updated look. Read More
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Round Up of 2016 Donations to the History Center!

We continue to be lucky at the Center once again as we have received many gifts pertaining to Bonner-Milltown's past as well as donations of dollars which make it possible to continue operation. Chief among these is the donation of space and… Read More
the water wheel Bateman Ed Dad and Emil Nelson Dads water wheelat home in river bottom 1937

Willie Bateman - The Water Wheel

Our second summer in the river bottom Dad built a water wheel out of an old wooden spoke car wheel with the axle still attached. This in turn was bolted to a large pine log with U bolts. He put extensions on the spokes made out of two by fours and… Read More


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