Clearwater Historical Museum invites folks to come see our collections that focus on the people, the history of Clearwater River Country, and its environs including Clearwater County, parts of Lewis, Nez Perce, Idaho and Shoshone counties

Our goal is to share the Clearwater River drainage rich legacy that started long before history was recorded. Our museum features artifacts relating to the Nez Perce People,Lewis and Clark Expedition, mining, early homesteading, farming, logging, and much more.

Mission Statement:

The purpose of the society shall be the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge about the history of Clearwater County.


Latest News

  • New Museum Construction Update 7/10/2017 07-10-2017

    A new era has begun for preserving Clearwater Country history! A new era has begun for preserving the history and heritage of Clearwater Country as the frame and trusses go up for the new Clearwater Historical Museum off Bartlett above Orofino Elementary School. Clearwater Country is a place where history lives around almost every corner from the Nez Perce Tribe sites to downtown buildings that have stood for a hundred years and the Clearwater Historical Society is working to construct a place where more of that history can be preserved and shared. For years, people have visited the museum on College Avenue in Orofino and checked out the displays, photos, artifacts and information, but the space has grown too small to share many of the artifacts and items that have been donated and preserved. Some are in the basement and others in storage at other locations. The new museum offers more space, both inside and out. Everyone can be a part of the effort to build the new 3,000 square foot...

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