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Upcoming Events & Information

Research Appointments - Due to limited staff availability, we cannot fulfill immediate drop-in requests for research. If you're interested in knowing more about a certain topic, building, or person, schedule a research appointment two weeks in advance. Please call 208-743-2535 or email to schedule your appointment.​​

The Thompson/Miranda cabin is safely on our museum campus from the corner of 12th and F Street, Lewiston. Thanks to Brian McDermott Construction for transporting the cabin to the museum campus and setting it up. Also, NPCHS would like to thank the City of Lewiston and Nez Perce County Commissioners for this wonderful historical cabin. Here is the link to watch the news report about the transport of the cabin from our local news KLEW.

Please stop by the museum to see the newest exhibit for 2023 titled, From Vine to Wine in Nez Perce County. The exhibit centers on the history of vineyards and wineries from 1864 to the present. We are open Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4pm to view the exhibit.









March 21st- Nez Perce County Historical Society board meeting at 4:30pm in the Heritage House. The public and the members of the Society are welcome to attend.

March 23rd - 5pm- Nez Perce County Historical Society and the North-Central Idaho Speakers Bureau presents Carole Simon-Smolinski at the Lewiston City Library, second floor. Carole will be presenting her book Just Add Water: From Barren Jawbone Flat to Bountiful Clarkston, Washington, 1890-1940. Book signing will follow after presentation. Books will be available at the presentation or you can purchase your book at the museum in advance. Any questions, please call 208-743-2535. (The presentation is only in-person.)



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We Appreciate Our Local Sponsors!

See the Nez Perce County Historical Society Museum, Heritage House, Trolley Car #8, and the Territorial Capitol from above in June, 2022.  Thanks to David with  Walk This Way Media. 

Area Geology

The Nez Perce

(Ni Mii Puu, The People)

Lewis & Clark

River Navigation

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.




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