The Copper Village Museum and Arts Center, was founded in 1971, in the hopes that the arts could help to heal the divisions of a 9 month strike between the Anaconda Company and it's workers. With strong support from it's community, the center has flourished ever since. As a not-for-profit organization the Center provides many programs and services. In 1985, the Copper Village Board and Tri-County Historical Society undertook the preservation project to save and renovate Anaconda's abandoned City Hall. This is where the Museum and Art Center is now located. Our location is the corner of Commercial and Cedar Streets. Click here to see pictures of our newly renovated gallery and workshop.
Exhibits in theNewly Renovated Engine House Gallery feature local and traditional arts. Contemporary artists from Montana as well as national exhibits are displayed. The gallery hosts 5 to 6 different exhibits during the year. Two of these exhibits feature the art work of the local schools, a primary section and a middle school /high school section. One special exhibit each year features local quilts.
The Copper Village museum and Arts Center is presently run by Director Mary Lynn McKenna who has been with the Center for many years. Plans are currently under way to complete the renovation of the top floor of the facility to include full handicapped accessibility in the next few years.