Since 1990, the Museum of the Mountain Man has been preserving and interpreting the history of the Rocky Mountain fur trade.
The SCHS/MMM continues to publish interesting, well-documented histories on the mountain men, rendezvous and fur trade era, 1820-1840.
Become a Member!
Members of the Museum of the Mountain Man help us to create a strong foundation of support for the preservation of fur trade history. Members receive multiple benefits with each level of membership.
The Museum of the Mountain Man houses many permanent and current exhibits featuring a variety of history, art, and rare artifacts.
Research & Library
The Museum of the Mountain Man has an extensive collection of rare fur trade history books available by appointment for those interested in researching the era.
You Can Help!
Help to keep this intriguing and important history alive. The Museum of the Mountain Man depends upon generous donors like you!
When the oscar winning film The Revenant was released in 2016 many questions arose on the accuracy of the historical information that was portrayed. Fur Trade historians have put to bed some of the speculation with well written research on this website.
The Museum of the Mountain Man partnered with The Ricketts Art Foundation and The Buffalo Bill Center of The West in creating a platform to showcase Alfred Jacob Miller’s works of art and the fur trade history that inspired them.
Stories From the Wild
Check out our new website! Stories from the Wild features a collection of interviews and guest blog posts highlighting the use of the Wind River Mountains and Green River Valley both historically and in our modern era. These posts are complimented by historical documents and objects from the Museum of the Mountain Man’s collections. With high-resolution photography, a modern layout, and interactive content, the Stories from the Wild website makes history fun and accessible.