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Fort Missoula Museum Gets New Director In Time For Fourth

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July 4 is the fourth day on the job for the new director of the Historic Museum at Fort Missoula.

Matt Lautzenheiser came from Ohio where he was the director of a Victorian house museum. He's replacing Bob Brown who led the museum for 23 years.

Now, he's in charge of 32 acres and 15 buildings.

The Fort was founded back in 1877.

"Kids today aren't engaged as much by kind of flat exhibits. They need things that are interactive. They need things they can touch, things they can feel. They need interaction and dealing with people, interpreters and programs and things that really engage them the way that electronics do," said Lautzenheiser, explaining one of his priorities while at the helm.

With money from a public levy plus help from the nonprofit Friends of Fort Missoula, Lautzenheiser says they work with a budget around $700,000.

 

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