The Carnegie Library was built in 1904 with funds provided by Mr. Carnegie, and the building became the Hockaday Museum of Art in 1969. One of the most notable features of the Hockaday Museum of Art is the original interior trim work, which is reminiscent of the affluent buildings of the early 20th century. In addition to its display of the archetypal beautiful trim work of the time, the Hockaday Museum is also home to one of the largest collections of Glacier Park art in the country. The art collections are currently valued at 1.8 million dollars, and they are appreciated by tens of thousands of museum-goers annually.
The Hockaday Museum of Art used MHF funds to restore the trim and moulding work to its original glory, allowing the museum to continue showcasing Kalispell’s local history through the accumulated collections of art and artifacts.