Bigfork Montana

What’s New on BHN? Spring 2020

Frontier InGENuity

Fresh from the Bigfork Chronicles, a documentary about the ingenious creations of Bigfork’s early settlers and its modern-day entrepreneurs. 

The Stories of Swan River School

Founded in 1893, the Swan River School has been a beloved landmark in the Bigfork community for over 125 years. In the Spring semester of 2018, the students of Mrs. Shelley Emslie’s 5th grade glass undertook a project to tell part of their school’s rich history, in the form of short video documentaries that they researched, wrote, shot, and edited themselves. 

Salvaging The Past

The story of adventurous scuba divers who are reclaiming old-growth treasure from the depths of the Swan River – A Bigfork Chronicles documentary. 

ImagineIf Library

A preview of the new, expanded ImagineIf Library facility being developed in Bigfork, and what it brings to the community. 

updates from the bigfork history project

Bigfork Stories – Where History Comes Alive

Bigfork Stories – Where History Comes Alive

The Bigfork Art & Cultural Center, in partnership with the Bigfork History Network, opens a year-long celebration of Bigfork's colorful history! Join us for BIGFORK STORIES: Where History Comes Alive. The celebration begins in March with a striking photo...

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Bigfork History Network Launches

Bigfork History Network Launches

March 2020 marks the inaugural launch of the Bigfork History Network (BHN). An offspring of the Bigfork History Project and the Bigfork Art &  Cultural Center, this new web-based content platform offers an ever-changing collection of historical videos, photo...

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The Bigfork Chronicles

An ongoing series of short films that illuminate little known facets of the history, culture and characters of Bigfork and the surrounding Flathead and Swan Valleys.

Memories of Bigfork

Longtime residents of the Bigfork area share memories and stories of their families and past events. These are the oral histories of this place and its people.

Bigfork: A Montana Story

The film documentary, BIGFORK: A Montana Story, reveals the sweeping saga that is the history of Bigfork, Montana and the Upper Flathead Valley. It will unfold each quarter in episodic form as new chapters are released.

A Glimpse Back- Into the Archives

Each episode of A Glimpse Back provides a curated and narrated tour through some of 1000 plus historical photographs, documents and artifacts that make up the Bigfork History Archive.

Schoolhouse COrner

Stories about the history of our community, created by the students of Bigfork area schools. 

The bigfork history game

Check your Bigfork History IQ with each episode of this fun, entertaining game.

Bigfork History Network:

Our Story

The Bigfork History Network is one piece of the Bigfork History Project – a comprehensive community effort to preserve, share, and explore our living history. Learn more about the team and the project!

Come on In!

Visit the Bigfork History Project at the Bigfork Art & Cultural Center

March - December

Tues-Sat 11am - 5pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

Open by appointment only in January and February



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Bigfork, MT 59911