Main Street, East Helena, circa 1919
306 East Main
PO Box 1170
East Helena, MT 59635
City of East Helena, Montana
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E.H. Swimming Pool
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Lunch & Breakfast ~FREE For All Children 18 and Under!
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East Helena Children's Free Summer Recreation Program
Mon ~ Fri June 19th-August 11th 9AM to 3PM
Kennedy Park – 402 North Harrison Ave. East Helena, MT
Learn more about teen depression and suicide prevention with your
kiddos at two library events ... And help them reduce their library
Teens, preteens and their parents are invited for a free presentation
on these important topics, along with the short film "More than Sad:
Teen Depression," at the Lewis and Clark Library in Helena from 6-8
p.m. on July 19. An identical event will be held at the East Helena
Branch from 3-5 p.m. on July 20.
Teens who stay for the entire presentation will receive a certificate
of completion worth $10 in fine amnesty.
Please email email@example.com to RSVP.
The presentations are brought to you through a partnership between the
East Helena Suicide Prevention and Awareness Coalition, East Helena
Public Schools, the Lewis & Clark Library, and the Montana Chapter of
the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The new welcome sign at the entrance to East Helena,
thanks to brothers Tyler Worthy, 14 years old and Robert Worthy, 16 years old of Eagle Scouts Troop 212.
The new welcome sign at the entrance to East Helena was an Eagle Scouts Troop 212 project by brothers Tyler Worthy (Left), 14 years old and Robert Worthy (Right), 16 years old. The brothers began working with East Helena City Council in February, 2016.
Ribbon cutting dedication, flag raising ceremony, and turnover of the new sign was held Saturday, December 17, 2016.
During the 1870s and early 1880s, the stagecoach route between Helena and several gold camps in the Big Belt Mountains passed through East Helena. The Prickly Pear House—a way station that served as a changing point for drivers and horses—was built on the northwest corner of the intersection of Montana Avenue and Main Street in East Helena to provided customers with food and lodging.
East Helena’s current business district was frequently used as a camping area for freight wagons. Northern Pacific Railroad tracks reached East Helena in 1883. The original station, named Prickly Pear Junction, was built a few years before East Helena was founded and was located near the railroad’s crossing of Prickly Pear Creek. The origins of East Helena can be traced back to the mid 1860’s as pioneers were heading west through the Helena Valley.
In 1888, a large lead smelter was built on the banks of Prickly Pear Creek in the Helena Valley by the Helena and Livingston Lead Smelting Company. Prickly Pear Junction became East Helena. In 1898, the American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO) purchased the 160 acre site. ASARCO operated the smelter until 2001. East Helena grew up around that enterprise. For over a century, the smelter processed 70,000 tons of lead bullion a year, and provided a livelihood for thousands of families.
On August 14, 2009, the ASARCO stacks were felled by dynamite charges, an emotional step in cleaning up the smelter site.
EHPS/Main Street School before the earthquake of 1935
East Helena City Hall is housed in the old EHPS/Main Street School building pictured in
the top right photo.
East Helena is rich in history which you can learn about on our East Helena Historical Society
website: CLICK HERE!
Main Street, East Helena circa 1919
Administrative Phone Number 406.227.5321
Fax Number 406.227.5456
Fire Department Admin Phone Number:
227.5321 / 459.1623
Police Administration phone numbers 406.227.8686
Police Non-emergency requiring assistance 406.227.5377
Emergency Phone number 911
Regular Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday
Official East Helena, Montana website established Martin Luther King Day, 2016