Special Projects in History, Collections, and Building Preservation
Crail Ranch Homestead Museum is a project of the Big Sky Community Corporation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which exists to promote, acquire, preserve, and maintain land, parks, trails, and easements for the use of the people of the Big Sky Community and general public.Contact the Crail Ranch Conservators organization at
A F Crail, about 1886
Heartfelt Thanks to Faithful Donors!
Our THANKS go out to our volunteers and faithful donors who make the work of the Conservators possible...  Review the Donor Honor Roll

Sunny Weather Brought Many Visitors to the RanchThis Summer
The Crail Ranch Homestead Museum welcomed 240 visitors this summer. Also, 416 visitors signed the guest book in the Museum Annex at the Visitor's Center January through September.
Publications and Articles Available
Articles pertaining to the history of the Crail Ranch and the Gallatin Canyon basin area now known as Big Sky may now be downloaded free through our PUBLICATIONS web page
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July - August
Saturdays & Sundays
12 noon - 3:00 PM

Rotary District Governor Accepts "Certificate of Friendship"
Honoring Support For New Crail Museum Project Center

More than 30% of Museum visitors surveyed said that they heard about Crail Ranch from local friends -- a sure sign of the value of Crail Ranch to the community!  
September 17, 2014 - In a small ceremony on the grounds of the Crail Ranch Homestead Museum, Rotary District Governor Roy Beekman, accepted a Certificate of Friendship honoring the contribution of the Rotary Club of Big Sky to the construction of the Museum Project Center.

In remarks, Anne Marie Mistretta noted that the Rotary Club stepped forward with a substantial donation at just the right time. "It not only enabled us to move ahead with our plans, but it also helped bring forth support from other local organizations anxious to be part of this worthwhile community project."

RIGHT: Governor Beekman, Rotary Club of Big Sky President Grant Hilton, and Dr Jeff Strickler accept an award from Anne Marie Mistretta, Chair of the Historic Crail Ranch Conservators.  Mistretta and Strickler also presented Roy Beekman with a copy of their book Images of America: Big Sky, which was funded by the Historic Crail Ranch Conservators.    BELOW: Some of the more photogenic Rotarians, Conservators and Crail Ranch friends assemble in front of the new building.