Spokane Valley Heritage Museum - Spokane Valley, WA
Washington Territory's first governor was an ambitious young man. A northern transcontinental railroad route survey, controversial treatment of the Indians and trekking through the Spokane Valley, are some of the issues presented in the exhibit. Visit the exhibit and discover his mark on our local history.
What’s Happening at the Museum in 2017?
Drive Your History Tours Are Back!
In the third year of this continuing tradition, the museum will
be offering two new Drive History Tours: “Historic Monuments and
Markers” and “Pines Cemetery.” These tours will give participants a
unique view of the area’s history with the help of knowledgeable
tour guides. Please call the museum (509) 922-4570
for more information and date announcements.
Apple Picking Crew in J. W. Gillespie's apple orchard at Vera c. 1938
“Northwest Heritage, 1800 – 1890”
The Spokane Valley was originally the ancestral homeland of the Coeur d Alenes and the Upper Band of the Spokane Tribe. Pow wows were held in the Valley along the Spokane River bringing the Palouse, Nez Perce and other tribes for annual games, trading and storytelling. The exhibit includes the stories of the Fur Traders, the Missionary Priests, Antoine Plante, the Mullan Road and more. The 200 yr. old Nez Perce canoe inspires a new perspective of what it took to navigate the waterways.
“Electrifying the Modern Woman”, “Telecommunications”,
“One-room schoolhouse days” and more.
Shop at the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum!
Gifts for the history lover on your list:
Gift Certificates, Old Radio Shows on CD, Books, Liberty Lake DVDs, old Valley photos, 2014 historic calendars or a museum membership make perfect gifts for all friends on your list! Make your gift a true memory...
And support your museum!
Jayne Singleton and Mayor Tom Towey cutting the ribbon on 9-20-12