The Cooke City Montana Museum opened on August 14, 2015. Previous Museum Directors were Dee Smith from 2006 to 2011. Cassie Ball 2011 - 2013 - Kelly Hartman from 2013 - 2019. As of 2021 the Director is Donna Rowland.
Kelly Hartman wrote a book titled, "A Brief History of Cooke City" if you are interested in learning more about Cooke City.
The Cooke City Montana Museum has several permanent exhibits on the history of the three communities of Colter Pass, Cooke City, and Silver Gate as well as exhibits on the Beartooth Highway, Schooling, Gas Stations and Tourism, Women and Winter.
The Museum is owned and managed by the Cooke City Community Council, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.
The actual operation of the Museum is under the direction of the Museum Director and numerous volunteers of all kinds.