Nez Perce County Historical Society & Museum

0306 Third Street
Lewiston, ID 83501


Nez Perce County Historical Society and Museum, built in 1862 by Hill Beachy. The Historical Society, founded in 1960 just prior to Lewiston's centennial year (1961), moved into the building in the late 1970's.The Historical Society is first and foremost a museum organization and is the repository for historical items of the county.

In addition to preserving artifacts, the Society maintains a research library of local history and works with the public to provide educational information. An extensive photograph collection consists of early day citizens as well as historic scenes. Nez Perce County Historical Society works to preserve the unique history of Nez Perce County and its surrounding area and to share it with residents and visitors to the museum.

Join us for a look at our history and heritage from the Nez Perce Indians and Lewis and Clark to the modern day.

Learn about:

    - Area geology
    - Nez Perce Indians (Ni Mii Pu)
    - Lewis & Clark's Expedition of Discovery
    - Founding of Lewiston
    - Camas Prairie Railroad
    - Pioneers
    - River Navigation
    - So much more...

Visit us March through mid-December and learn about our rich history, heritage and culture.

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