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

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.

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We’ve collected an array of historical documents to help you conduct research on your family, your property or your school project.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 by appointment only to help and guide you at a flat charge of $35, which includes documents, deeds, etc. Contact our research staff at or by calling (509) 922-4570.


Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is home to a rich and varied collection of published works and source materials about our region’s history.


The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum has thousands of photos in its archival collection. See what region looked like in its early days.


Maps are a record of our cultural archaeology. Our Museum archives are home to maps for irrigation, plats, counties and more.

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. Watermarks must remain on images purchased, used in media, or for any other purpose.
  • 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.