The Pend Oreille County Historical Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers.
The museum complex includes the 1908 I. & W. N. Depot, which houses the gift store and exhibits on the first and second levels. The adjacent Stuart B. Bradley Memorial Building was dedicated in 1994. The main level has a military display, a research section, and a library. a meeting room, storage, and an office.
We demolished three log cabins on the museum grounds. Settler’s Cabin and Hunter’s Cabin. The Society also has a model of a Forest Service fire lookout.
In 2014, the Clark Family Sawmill was dedicated. Displays of tools and farm machinery are in the equipment shed. Root cellar and ice house rebuilt on museum grounds
A Pioneer Church that used the original stained glass windows from Newport’s first Catholic church. Our major railroad exhibit is a Burlington Northern metal caboose. Large agriculture equipment is also on the property. The Big Wheel, a Reynolds Corliss Engine, is visible from the museum grounds. 1909 build, retired in 1964. It had long powered the nearby mills. Diamond Lumber Corporation gave the wheel to the City of Newport in 1964.
The Society also cares for the two-story log Lindsey House on the Cusick County Fairgrounds. On the last weekend of the summer, it is available for tourists.
Pend Oreille County Historical Society, Inc. The Society gathers and maintains historical objects from Pend Oreille County and surrounding areas for educational purposes. 402 S. Washington Avenue, Newport, WA, 50 miles northeast of Spokane.
Members and volunteers help four officials who report to the Board of Directors. Anyone can join and the annual dues are only $10.
The society holds monthly membership meetings and an annual gathering in June. The Board of Directors meets in January, April, June, and October to discuss the Society’s operations and budget. Their success is due to their volunteer board and officers. Consider becoming a member of the society or offering your time.
For additional information or to join, contact the society. Visit the Museum at 10 a.m. on a Wednesday to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
They can’t wait to meet you!