Elizabeth B Custer Library and Museum

Town Hall
Garryowen, MT 59031



Chris Kortlander, Founding Director envisions the Town of Garryowen, The Custer Battlefield Museum and the new The Elizabeth Custer Library & Museum of Frontier Women of the West to become a destination recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for its historical significance. The vision of Chris Kortlander is to preserve an important piece of American history for future generations by developing a new complex at the current location of The Custer Battlefield Museum,  where important historical artifacts and documents will be housed for public review and scholarly research. To complement the thousands of artifacts and documents already owned and displayed by the Custer Battlefield Museum , Mr. Kortlander’s focus and intent is to acquire additional collections and/or involve others who can enhance or contribute to this piece of American history.  

The current buildings located at the town of Garryowen would be removed to clear the way for the new museum complex.  The structure would be approximately 56,000 square feet.

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