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


  1. To discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of this county, its exploration, settlement, development, and activities in peace and in war, and its progress in population, wealth, education, arts, science, agriculture, manufactures, trade, and transportation, printed material such as histories, genealogies, biographies, descriptions, gazetteers, directories, newspapers, pamphlets, catalogues, circulars, handbills, programs, and posters; manuscript material such as letters, diaries, journals, memoranda, reminiscences, rosters, service records, account books, charts, surveys and field books; and museum materials such as pictures, photographs, paintings, scenes, aboriginal relics, and material objects illustrative of life, conditions, events, and activities in the past or present.
  2. To provide for the preservation of such material and for its accessibility, as far as may be feasible, to all who wish to examine or study it; to co-operate in insuring the preservation and accessibility of the records and archives of the county and of its cities, towns, villages and institutions; and to bring about the preservation of historic buildings, monuments and markers.
  3. To disseminate historical information and arouse interest in the past by publishing historical material in the newspapers, and otherwise; by holding meetings with addresses, lectures, papers, and discussion; and by marking historic buildings, sites and trails; and by using the media of radio, television and internet, to awaken and maintain public interest.