History Comes to Life in Pictures

1913 painting Inland Empire Railway System, Garfield, Washington

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum has thousands of photos in its archival collection.
Maybe there’s a pic of your grandma to be found!

Our many pictures give a glimpse into what life was like in Spokane Valley — from its early
days and on through its development to become a city.

Browse through the collection to see the orchard farm that existed on your property, find
your dad’s high school sweetheart (your mom!) in our Central Valley High School portraits,
or check out life at the Royal Riblet Estate.

See the history of Spokane Valley through the lens of a camera. Our collections include:

– Felts Field and aviation

– Agriculture and the farming economy

– Churches

– The Interstate Fair

– Spokane Bridge, where it all began

– The communities of Saltese, Millwood, Opportunity, Greenacres, Newman Lake, Liberty Lake, Opportunity, Otis Orchards and the entire Spokane Valley


Our collections of historic photos are available for public viewing and reproduction.

Staff can provide assistance in finding specific photos and in offering long-distance requests.
Inquiries should be as specific as possible. Contact us for more information.

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum can make reprints of a photo at your request.

Reprint Fees

5×7: $5 per image

8×10: $10 per image

11×14: $20 per image

16×20: $30 per image

Digital Images

300 dpi: $15 per image

600 dpi: $25 per image

Large-format 300 dpt: Cost of scanning, plus $25 handling fee

Architectural sheets, maps or other large-format items: Cost of reproduction

Usage Fees

Usage fees apply to images published in any book, magazine, calendar, non-print media,
etc., or used for advertising purposes or promotional display, etc.

Revenue generated from reproduction and usage fees are used to maintain the Museum’s
collections and are levied in accordance with RCW

Usage fees are in addition to reproduction costs.

Personal use: No charge

Books, videos, CD-ROMs: $25.00 per media usage

Commercial display: $25.00 per media usage

Periodicals: $15.00 per usage

Film or TV local commercial: $30.00

Film or TV national commercial: $120.00