Upcoming Events 


Videos on Demand: If you missed any of our speaker bureau webinars, you can visit our online archive to view it on demand by clicking here.

October 30, 2021 - Join us from 10am-4pm on October 30th for our first annual costume contest for ages 1-17. Eligible contestants who are dressed up will receive free admission and will be entered in a drawing with the chance to win a mystery prize basket. Our winner will be drawn at random the next day.

November 13, 2021 - Join us at the Library and on Zoom for Steven Branting's presentation titled, The Day's Before the Elms. Zoom registration is for online access only. To reserve your seat at the Library, please call the museum at 208-743-2535 or email npchsdevelopment@gmail.com. Register for zoom here

November 16, 2021 - Join us for our monthly board meeting at the museum, 0306 3rd street. Members of the society and the public are welcome to join.

November 25th and 26th - We will be closed on Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving. We will reopen the 27th for small business Saturday!

November 27th - Join us at the museum for small business Saturday from 10am-4pm. Members of the society will receive 20% off their entire purchase, and non-members will receive 10% off their entire purchase. Discounts are for in store sales only.

December 12 - January 6th: Join us starting December 12th for Dr. Dennis Ohrtman's personal collection of nativity sets exhibited at the Nez Perce County Museum. Tickets for this event can be purchased at the Nez Perce County Museum - 0306 3rd Street or through the phone at 208-743-2535. Each ticket can be redeemed 3 times, and family/group rates are available. Follow here to learn more.


See the Nez Perce County Historical Society Museum, Heritage House, Trolley Car #8, and the Territorial Capitol from above in April, 2021. This is some of the footage from a film soon to be available for purchase at the museum, called "Lewiston Trailblazers."... Thanks to Walk This Way Media! 

Area Geology

River Navigation

The Nez Perce (Ni Mii Puu)

Lewis & Clark

Camas Prairie Railroad

Founding of Lewiston, Idaho

Our Vision Statement

The Nez Perce County Historical Society enriches our community through involvement of citizens and institutions in the discovery, preservation, and sharing of our local history.