About Us

To collect, preserve, and exhibit the history of the Spokane Valley for the inspiration of the community; and to share our history with visitors who seek to enrich their knowledge of the heritage of this region.

Our history is bigger than you think

We have cataloged more than 150 years of artifacts, archives, photos, maps, and other documents.

Mission Statement

To collect, preserve, and exhibit the history of the Spokane Valley for the inspiration of the community; and to share our history with visitors who seek to enrich their knowledge of the heritage of this region.

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What Our Visitors Say

"Great museum staffed with friendly and knowledgeable workers. Such a neat spot with cool exhibits. Even locals visit to learn about the history of the Spokane Valley. Unlike any other museum you'll ever visit. Take it from someone who teaches and studies history...this place is awesome."

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"For such a relatively small museum it it packed full of fascinating history with items and relics that will take you on a journey into the history of Spokane. Loved my visit here."

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"One of many local historical museums we visited during our stay in the area during 2023. All were great. This one was particularly nice and well-kept. Good history early settlers, immigrants, and local color. Most was local history, which was very interesting."

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"Fantastic museum dedicated to Spokane Valley history, with great artifacts from the past, and some hands on stuff for the kids. The kids love the phone switch and self-playing piano! Customer service of employees was top-notch, Lisa especially; she makes it so much fun with her stories and accounts!"

- Google Reviewer

"Great museum and tons to discover about local history. They have a great collection to learn all things Spokane Valley (and beyond!). History enthusiasts, writers, genealogists, curious-minded folks will love it here. The staff and volunteers are nice and knowledgeable. Also, it's fun!"

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"I really enjoy this museum. I try to visit once a year. They have a lot of valley history here. If you have ever been curious how a telephone works then you really need to stop also if you like radios they have a section for that."

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"Very interesting. The guided tour was unexpected. The hostess was prepared for our questions and very accommodating. Plan to go back regularly and see what's new or learn more of each of the exhibits. Can stay for a few minutes or sit and read for hours."

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"Excellent museum and super friendly staff. I love the displays and abundance of artifacts. Highly recommend!"

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"This museum is packed with local history. I really enjoyed the pictures of local people and places. The telephone display was fun and interesting. There was a temporary display from the Smithsonian about American workers through history that was well done."

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"This was a good museum which talks about the history of spokane valley and the surrounding area, the staff was very helpful and gave a tour explaining the exhibits. the building is small and well organized and also contains an outdoor farming equipment exhibit."

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"I’m from a small town, been to lots of community historical museums and yours is definitely on a level far superior to most. Good content, specific to your community (which is what I was looking for as I’m not from the northwest), & presentation is fantastic! Colorful, clean … feels alive & as you all care. Keep up the good work!"


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