How can art help us understand history? In many ways, especially since the artwork has been created by people living at a particular place and time. Montana History is not the expected visual history lecture. Instead, the program leads students through the entire Museum, using the broad range of artists and collections as an information base. Docent and staff-led programs encourage students to transfer and apply information absorbed through the classroom in a different setting with different objects. Montana History encourages students to ask what history really is by understanding who is telling the story. The theme of the program focuses on what aspects of Montana's history have remained the same, and what aspects have changed by looking at images of weather, landscape, wildlife, transportation and people. The program lasts a minimum of 60 minutes, and offers a challenging complement to 4th and 7th grade Montana History Curriculum Units. It is recommended for 4th grade and higher.