Montana House Inc. | Glacier National Park, Montana
Hans & Toni Jungster established the Montana House Regional Craft Shop in 1960 at Apgar Village, Glacier National Park. Their daughter, Monica continues to carry on their mission to celebrate and promote the creativity of Montana, and artists and craftsmen, and to promote the rebirth of Native American artistry. The Montana House has hosted over 450 Montana Artists since 1960.
Hans Jungster left Germany in 1936, and served in the U.S. ski troops,10th Mtn Division, in World War II. Hans met Toni at the University of Washington, in Seattle, and together they came to Montana in 1947 on a botany field trip. Hans became a Park Service Ranger in the early 1950's and the Jungsters moved to Glacier Park, drawn by its similarity to Switzerland. The Montana House was built in a "Swiss Chalet" style.
From the west entrance to Glacier Park turn left onto Going-to-the-Sun- Road, then turn right into Apgar Village at the foot of Lake McDonald.
Highlights of Shopping Offerings
Art and crafts made by Native American and Montana artists- featuring books, pottery, wood pieces, jewelry, and Native American beadwork. The shop offers a wide music selection including traditional and contemporary Native American musicians and local folk/ western artists.
Montana House sponsors free monthly evening presentations on Crown of the Continent topics by noted authors and scientists.
9am-9pm June-September/ 10am-5pm Oct - May
Seasons or Months Open