Welcome to the  JailHouse Gallery!


History of the JHG

What's in a Name?  History!!
Montana , the "Treasure State" became a territory in 1864 and the 41st state in 1889, the fourth largest. During the early 1900's, the Hardin ( Big Horn County)  area was one of the last locations in Montana to be settled and opened as a shipping point for the railroads. With a need for agricultural products, many homesteaders arrived in the region.  With these settlers and the existing American Indian heritage, a rich cultural and artistic community emerged. This prompted the creation of the Big Horn Arts and Crafts Association, which was formally established  in 1978.  Our first location was in the original  County Jail, built in 1915; thus the name  "JailHouse Gallery ". In keeping with our name desire to grow and serve the public better, the gallery moved "down town"
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