A Nostalgic Return to the Wisdom River Gallery

For over 28 years, Daryll and Kay Jacobson owned the Wisdom River Gallery in Wisdom, Montana, until a fire destroyed the business on May 31st, 2010. This was the website for the the Wisdom River Gallery prior to 2010. 

If you want to see what Daryll and Kay Jacobson are up to let us state that they are pleased to announce their newest endeavor, The Silver Mine. Although the new business has yet to have a permanent home, a 100 year old house has been moved log by log to Wisdom, Montana and now sits on the former site of the Wisdom River Gallery. We learned that this was also the site of the Clean Times soap factory, built during the silver and then the gold rush to supply miners and frontier establishments with dishsoap, grease cutters, and other cleaning supplies. During its heyday Clean Times manufactured 5 tons of soap per week and distributed it's products as far west as California and as far East at New York City. The business was moved to make better use of rail distribution, but there are still old timers who remember the dishsoap their mothers' used - Clean Times. A lot of the history of our world comes wrapped around the mundane, but delivers us into the future with a respect for the past. So it was with the land under and around this establishment which introduced dish soap into modern life. Silver and soap are inextricably connected here.

Meanwhile, the Crossing Bar & Grill @ Fetty's in Wisdom, Montana, is pleased to feature prints, vintage lamps and photo shades from the Silver Mine. The Montana Lodge also has many of the Silver Mine's western prints and furnishings, styled by Kay Jacobson. For more information please contact Kay by email silvermine@smtel.com or telephone 406.689.3188.

If you happened to come across this site,  this page was created from the wisdomrivergallery.com's achieved content. It is a nostalgic look at an earlier time of the Wisdom River Gallery. 

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WELCOME

From the 'Valley of 10,000 Haystacks', comes the Wisdom River Galler We are located in the majestic Rocky Mountains in southwestern Montana's beautiful, Big Hole Valley. Since the early 1800s the area has been legendary for it's historic events ' Chief Joseph and the Battle of the Big Hole and the notorious Henry Plummer, sheriff-outlaw. The area attracts people from all over, for it's history as well as for its prestigious hunting and fishing, not to mention the beautiful scenery. Our beginnings were in an old log cabin some fifteen years ago. We moved the gallery to our present location in 1984. The immense structure with beamed ceilings and old barnwood walls, lends itself to a certain charm and classic western lifestyle creating a wonderful setting for our fine art.

We think 'Western' here, Western Art, Western product lines, and most of all Western hospitality. We invite you to stop, have a cup of coffee and see for yourself that the Wisdom River Gallery is truly one of a kind.

Directions: On Highway 43, 2 blocks east of Post Office on Main Street.

Wisdom River Gallery
Main Street, Wisdom, MT 59761

  • Art Gallery
  • Sculpture
  • Shopping
  • Western Art
  • Wildlife Art

Our beginnings were in an old log cabin some fifteen years ago. We moved the gallery to it's present location in 1984. Daryll's carpentry experience, plus his exciting sense of design enabled him to remodel the old Basin Mercantile building into a beautiful gallery.

The immense structure, with beamed ceilings and old barnwood walls, lends itself to a certain charm and classic western style, creating a wonderful setting for a Western lifestyle.

Since the early 1800's the area has been legendary for it's historic events - Chief Joseph and the Battle of the Big Hole and the notorious Henry Plummer, sheriff-outlaw. The area attracts people from all over for its history, for it's prestigious hunting and fishing, and for its beautiful scenery. 


 

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