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

  • City Council meeting Review of Lot Split for new Museum 2016-04-16

    Josh Tilley was sworn in as Orofino’s newest city council member Tuesday to replace Jill Woolsey who recently moved to Oregon. The council also approved a simple lot split request from Greta Cummings that will open the way for her to sell part of the property at 433 Bartlett to the Clearwater Historical Society for their new museum. The museum also requires a special use permit which was approved. The new 3,200 square-foot facility would be built off Bartlett St. where Becky’s Tax Services was located and replace the current museum on College Ave. The Clearwater Historical Society Board is planning the new museum to provide more display space both inside and outside. There will also be more parking than the current location. At present, the land is owned by Greta Cummings and she requested the lot split. She would keep the upper portion of the property and the museum would be built on the lower portion. The special use permit is necessary because the lot is in an R-2 Single-Family...

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