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

  • Clearwater Historical Society Receives $20,000 from Clearwater County 2016-09-21

    County Commissioners present $20,000 check for new museum Clearwater County Commissioners Monday presented a check for $20,000 to board members of the Clearwater Historical Society to help with costs for the new museum that will be constructed off Bartlett above Orofino Elementary School. Commission Chairman Don Ebert said that funds were being donated to help construct a facility that will preserve the history of the area and be of benefit to people for many years to come. Shown from left are Commissioner John Smith, board members Mike Goodwin and Tia Pomponio, Commission Chairman Don Ebert and Commissioner John Allen.

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