Welcome to the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum's Archives Website!


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The Spokane Valley is rich with History. Originally, the ancestral homelands of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, the Valley has many other historic and cultural sites commemorating the Indian Wars, the Mullan Trail and the first store, post office and home in the region. Fur trappers, Miners, the Army, the Missionary Priests and many others walked or rode the many trails winding through the Valley.

From the first permanent settler, Antoine Plante, in 1849, to the incorporation of the City of Spokane Valley in 2003, we have collected and catalogued over 200 years of memories, artifacts, archives, photographs, maps and much more. Putting it all together and connecting you with your heritage is our mission. We have a searchable database where the museum archive collection is compiled.

If you can't visit us, we can research your inquiries for you.


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Spokane Valley Community Recognition Award

7TH Eastern Washington Heritage Show

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum and the Inland Empire Steam & Gas Buffs present this annual celebration of life in our region as it once was!
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
May 16,17,& 18th
10 a.m to 5 p.m.
10200 E. Sprague Ave.
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Come see classic tractors and farm engines, grain grinding, tractor pulls, blacksmithing,weaving quilting, food, live music, a petting zoo and much more!

New this year!

Civil War Reenactors will join the event in period costumes and displays that honor our ancestors, both Northern and Southern, who fought in or lived during the American Civil War civil war flag
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