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Nez Perce County Historical Society & Museum

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Best Place to Work For

This is the best place to work for. You learn a lot everyday about the history of Nez Perce County... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
A place to visit and enjoy

There is a lot of things to see and learn here as well as the whole history of the valley... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Liesha C
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Learn about the rich history of the Nez Perce Native American tribe, remembered especially for having saved the Lewis and Clark Expedition team from starvation following their harrowing journey through the Bitterroot Mountains. Native American and...more
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0306 3rd St, Third and Capitol Streets, Downtown, Lewiston, ID 83501-1860
+1 208-743-2535
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

This is the best place to work for. You learn a lot everyday about the history of Nez Perce County even though you have been at the museum over 17 years. Just about every person who walks through the doors of the museum has a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

There is a lot of things to see and learn here as well as the whole history of the valley. Knowledge is powerful in this area and the things you'll learn that this town has been through. Not to be missed!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Liesha C
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a well thought out museum with great history display. It is very informative and truthfully, very depressing reading how the native were being treated. The museum has many hands-on sections with displays that allow children to touch and examine some of the items...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

We were here with a group touring the Lewis & Clark Trail and were stunned to learn that William Clark was said to have fathered a son here. I would have liked more on the Nez Perce culture and the war against them, but we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank BethanyLeah
Reviewed March 26, 2018

If you love museums and pouring over hundreds and hundreds of artifacts you'll love spending time here. Excellent place to learn this county's history and a very low cost entrance fee.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank russm112
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit-plan for about an hour to casually walk through the exhibits. We stopped by on a very slow Labor Day weekend. There were few visitors so we were able to pace our walk-thru quite easily. The museum is done extremely well and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank MikeSchrek
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Visited and enjoyed the museum. Did not know they did tours of the house in back. I am so glad we tripped on that and asked them. THIS was amazing like stepping back in time. Just amazing for history buffs!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank GrandmaBecky
Reviewed September 5, 2017

This was such a beautiful place and my heart goes out to the Nez Perce Indian Tribe. I'm so proud of their continued efforts to educate their future generations, their conservation efforts to restore what we have almost killed (a dam threatened salmon and their...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Geenza
Reviewed July 18, 2017

A quality presentation of native exhibits, including a 30-foot log canoe. Good choices in the gift shop of books and reference sources, especially on coil baskets.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank aphrab
Reviewed May 17, 2017

This museum of which I am a member is an encapsulation of the history of Lewiston Idaho. Its hard to believe but at one time, downtown was really crowded, trolley cars and movie theaters. Today its a lot more quiet but the museum shows you...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank clearfield2016
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