Mullan Military Road

Exhibits

 

The MMR was quite an amazing feat. 624 miles of road were constructed from Ft Walla Walla WA to Ft Benton MT beginning in 1858 through 1862.

The MMR crossed through the Spokane Valley, and forded the Spokane River at Antoine Plante’s ferry. There are 4 monuments marking the MMR in the Spokane Valley.

Join us to learn more about Lt Mullan his legacy at the conference.

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Mullan Military Road Monument

The image shows the dedication of the MMR Marker near Spangle. June 8th, 1941.

Current Exhibits

All Fairs Led to Expo ‘74

All Fairs Led to Expo ‘74

May 4-September 2, 2024. Discover the history of fairs in our region, starting in 1886, that led up to Expo ‘74. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world’s fair in Spokane with signs, original rides and more from the 1974 event!

Communications Corner

Communications Corner

Technology developed our ability to communicate with the world and the Museum has a replica telephone switchboard for you to investigate.

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.