Research

Dig up your Spokane Valley history

The Museum is where you find that picture, that plat book, that yearbook or newspaper clipping you’ve been looking for.

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Our area has a unique and fascinating history to document, including tales from the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane tribes, missionary priests and homesteaders.

We’ve collected an array of historical documents to help you conduct research on your family, your property or your school project. Our research staff is available to help and guide you at a charge of $20 per hour (reproductions and photocopies not included*).

*Conditions for reproductions

Orders must be prepaid or guaranteed with a credit card. Organizations or businesses requiring an invoice should submit all forms and indicate an invoice is required; payment of the invoice must be received prior to release of the order.

Reproduction does not imply permission to reproduce under United States copyright law, nor does it indicate the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum owns copyright or non-exclusive license rights.

The Museum does not provide exclusive right for the use of its material. Permission is granted for one-time use only. Subsequent use of an image requires written permission and payment of additional fees.

The Museum does not allow image modification or out of context representation.

Special requests will be considered and are subject to special agreements. We reserve the right to charge additional fees for items that pose unusual difficulty in scanning or reproduction.