Lemhi County Historical Society and Museum

210 Main Street
Salmon, ID 83467


The Lemhi County Museum is for the entire family to enjoy. Together, you will see artifacts with new eyes as a way to better understand the American West and Lemhi County history and to learn more about what makes us Americans today.

The Lemhi County Museum celebrates and honors Lemhi County history, showcasing the artifacts of the multicultural peoples that have settled in the valley since the late 1800s. Located in the rural community of Salmon, Idaho, the birthplace of Sacajawea, the Lemhi County Museum is proud to exhibit and share the rich history of the area. Five exhibits are on permanent display including:

-Shoshone Artifacts Exhibit:
The largest existing collection of Shoshoni artifacts.

-Mining Artifacts Exhibit:
The 1866 discovery of gold and the resulting community of miners, ranchers, and lumberman.

-Ranching Exhibit:
Aspects of life in the American West.

-Chinese Artifact Exhibit:
Photographs and artifacts from the local Chinese population that arrived with the discovery of gold.

-Ray Edwards Estate Exhibit:
A collection of Chinese, Japanese, and Tibetan relics donated by the Ray Edwards estate as a tribute to his mining and ranching ancestors.

The Lemhi County Historical Society and Museum offers historical tours and holds various events throughout the year including commemorations and luncheons.  The museum is also involved in key projects to restore and preserve local historical sites including the Gilmore Mercantile and the soon to be Fred and Thelma Ramey Salmon Grange Museum.

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