Nez Perce County Historical Society‘s mission is to preserve our local history and educate the local community and other visitors. We gather and maintain a collection of artifacts, historical photographs, an archive of primary material, a library, and history files that represent and record the history of Nez Perce County. The museum serves to house and exhibit the collection. Our holdings contain many items and information that is not on exhibit and for that reason, we attempt to make as much of our collection as possible available to researchers to study upon appointment.
Research hours: Wednesday and Thursdays, 11am - 3pm
Due to staffing limitations, an appointment is mandatory to ensure access to the material.
A fee of $6.00 is required. Copying or reproduction fees may be charged. If your request requires additional research, we can assist up to two hours of research at $38 per hour (includes retrieving and refiling). If extensive research is required we will provide you with a list of un-endorsed private researchers as a convenience to researchers.
Museum Collection Policy Statement
The purpose of the Nez Perce County Historical Society, Inc. is to collect, preserve, and educate the public on the history of Nez Perce County and the surrounding area. Objects in the museum’s collection shall be representative, symbolic or typical of the people and events that have contributed to the social, economic, cultural, and political development of the area.
Museum Research Library
The library is open to museum staff and public researchers by appointment.
Our museum library consist of local and Idaho history books and publications.
Click here for a copy of our library index.
Click here for a copy of our videos and DVDs index of local and Idaho history.
Click here for a copy of our photograph policy.
Click here for a copy of our research topics.
Click here for an index of NPCHS Golden Age Journal article titles.
Past Journal articles may viewed or copied for a small fee at the museum and current Journals may be purchased at the museum store or obtained through membership in the Society.