A Short Look at the Pend Oreille County Historical Society
The official name of this organization is the Pend Oreille County Historical Society, Inc. The Society collects and preserves artifacts that reflect the history of Pend Oreille County and adjoining areas to use and display for educational purposes. The museum and grounds are located at 402 S. Washington Avenue in Newport, Washington, approximately 50 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington.
Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the administration of the Society is handled by four officers, and the day to day operations are carried out by committees consisting of society members and volunteers. Membership in the society is highly encouraged as the Historical Society and Museum is dependent on membership funds to operate. Membership is open to anyone who wishes to join and Yearly dues are a very reasonable $10.
Membership meetings are held the first Saturday of each month with the society annual meeting being held in June. Quarterly Board of Director meetings, covering the operation and budget of the Society are held in January, April, June, and October. Our success is because of our volunteer staff, including board and officers. Consider joining the membership of the society and/or volunteering, as your help is vitally needed and greatly appreciated.
Contact the society for more details or a membership application. The best way to explore volunteer possibilities is to drop in around 10am on a Wednesday work day at the Museum.
We looking forward to meeting you!
Summer at the Museum is Underway!
2019 Big Smokes are now available in the Gift Shop!
Our 2019 includes our vast collections and displays, educational and entertaining Lecture Series Events and Heritage Days!
The museum is a great place to take a field trip. Contact us if you would like to schedule.
Our popular Pend Oreille Trivia by
Faith McClenny comes out several times a year and is highly entertaining. If you would like to sign up to receive yours via email, simply send a request on our
The flyer to the left demonstrates a little of the fun things we do here at the museum. Having a reputation for being a friendly and helpful group of folks, we always welcome new faces and ideas to our organization. If you have something you'd like to share, are interested in our local history, or simply looking to meet new people, contact us and let us know what your interests are!