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
Publications and Articles
Available for Free Download

Education on the history of the Crail Ranch and the Gallatin Canyon Basin area is a primary objective of the Crail Ranch History Museum. Recent articles available for free download include the following:
Open to visitors
July - August
Saturdays & Sundays
12 noon - 3:00 PM

On September 17, 2014,  Rotary District Governor Roy Beekman (left) and Rotary Club of Big Sky President Grant Hilton accepted a Certificate of Friendship from Anne Marie Mistretta, Chair of the Historic Crail Ranch Conservators honoring the Rotary Club of Big Sky for their contribution to the construction of the new Crail Ranch Museum Project Center.
Sunday, July 12 (12 to 3)
Buck and Helen Knight Retrospective
Come hear about the original Buck's T-4 owners

Saturday, July 25 (9 am to 2 pm)
The Annual Crail Ranch Bake Sale PLUS!
Bake, Buy, or Both…Support Crail Ranch preservation.

An added treat throughout the last week of July:
Multiple generations of the Eugene Crail Family
will be visiting here in Big Sky!

Saturday, August 1 (1 pm)
Virtual Tour of the first Crail Ranch (1870s) in the Bridgers
The owner of Crail's first Montana ranch is preserving 5 buildings.

Sunday, August 16 (2 pm)
The Historic Small Cabin Exhibits, Est. 2015
Celebrate with an old-fashioned pot luck.

Sunday, September 6 (1 pm)
Teddy Roosevelt honors the Gallatin National Forest, Est. 1899
Arch Ellwein, enjoyed as Yellowstone Vic in 2013, returns to Crail Ranch through a Humanities Montana Grant.

The Small Cabin Ranching Exhibits
Open Summer 2015!!!
Stay tuned for information.
A.F. Crail and W.A. Clark: A Tale of Two Politicians in Montana's New State
Lone Peak Lookout "Crail Corner"
November 2014

Michener and Mining:
There's [not so much] Gold in Them Thar Hills
Lone Peak Lookout "Crail Corner" article
January 22, 2015
A F Crail, about 1886
See many more titles on our Publications page.
Crail Ranch Conservators
Announce 2015 Summer Schedule
Mark Your Calendars!
Many thanks to our generous donors!
Review the 2014 donor list...