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.


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  • IOOF Building topic of CHS General Meeting 2/14/2017 2017-02-08

    Rebekahs, Maize Daniels, Jean White and Bernice Pullen will speak at the Clearwater Historical Society meeting Tuesday, Feb. 14, about the IOOF Building’s history and restoration plans The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Avista Auditorium, 1051 Michigan Ave. in Orofino. The women will speak about the history of the Odd Fellows Building, some of the businesses that have been housed there and plans for the building’s restoration. Refreshments will be served. The community is invited and encouraged to attend. IOOF Building in about 1905 IOOF Building in 2009 One of the businesses that was in the building. (Photos courtesy of Clearwater Historical Museum)

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