Communications Corner

Exhibits

Communications have changed a lot over the years

Technology and transportation are vital to the growth of any urban center. At one point, there were as many as 11 railroad tracks cutting through the Spokane Valley. The trains carried passengers and freight, especially locally grown fruit and other agricultural products destined for eastern states. Technology developed our ability to communicate with the world and the Museum has a replica telephone switchboard for you to investigate.

vintage switchboard

Current Exhibits

Mullan Military Road

Mullan Military Road

Mullan’s Military Road exhibit opens on April 30th. 624 miles of road were constructed from Ft Walla Walla, WA to Ft Benton, MT from 1858 to 862.

Apple is King

Apple is King

Apple orchard farming was the chief economic driver in Spokane Valley’s early years. Without water, however, none of it was possible.

Under One Sky

Under One Sky

Spokane Valley is the ancestral homeland of the Coeur d’Alene tribe. Under One Sky exhibit features stories of fur traders, missionary priests, Antoine Plante, and the Mullan Road.