Scope of Work
Berggren Architects performed a CAP Assessment (Collections Assessment for Preservation) for the Carter County Museum.
This project was completed in 2019.
Built in 1936.
The museum was constructed in 1936.
The Carter County Museum is located in Ekalaka, Montana.
Carter County Museum
In 2019, Berggren Architects, along with a professional conservator, performed a CAP Assessment (Collections Assessment for Preservation) for the Carter County Museum in Ekalaka, Montana. The Carter County Museum has well-deserved status as a local museum with a charming building and interesting collection of local artifacts. The museum is recognized internationally for its renowned fossil collection and paleontology program. Founded in 1936 by amateur archaeologists and paleontologists of the Carter County Geological Society, the museum’s original mission was related to collecting and studying dinosaur fossils found on local ranches. The museum has the proud distinction of being Montana’s first county museum and the state’s first dinosaur museum. Berggren Architects created a list of short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals to help the buildings perform better for the public and as a curatorial space.