Mission Statement

To share the history of Yellowstone County and surrounding area through programs and tours, and to locate, mark and preserve historical sites.


The functions of the Yellowstone Historical Society are exclusively charitable and educational.

Preserving the Past

Yellowstone Historical Society

Celebrate the history of our community with us. You can participate in preserving the storied past of Billings and Yellowstone County. Enjoy, Engage, and Explore our history.

Newsletter: September 2021

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Recent YHS Activities
Battlefield Map

Battle of the Yellowstone

Battle on the Yellowstone
Guided Tour by Historian/Author/Educator Dave Eckroth. He took us to the Site of Major Baker’s Battle on the Yellowstone. Walk the battle site as Dave shares his enthusiasm and expert knowledge about a confrontation involving Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Warriors and Cavalry.
Bus 1

Yellowstone Buses

Bus 2
Bus 3
John Mueller of North Star Auto Body talked about the restoration of some of the old White Motor Company buses used in and around Yellowstone Park from the 1930’s into the 1960’s.
Bus Story
In the early 2000’s Bruce Austin bought the bus and began working with North Star to have it refurbished. With parts no longer available many had to be made from scratch or refurbished.


History. Become A Member.

Membership is open to anyone interested in promoting the objectives of the Yellowstone Historical Society.

Susanna Kearsley
"History is shaped by the people who seek to preserve it. We, of the present, decide what to keep, what to put on display, what to put into storage, and what to discard."

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