//Historic Sites, Museums, Tours

Paradise Creek Brewery – Historic Post Office Building

Paradise Creek Brewery – Downtown Restaurant is located in Pullman’s first Federally built Post Office Building which was built in 1930. Lovingly preserved and repurposed, Paradise Creek Brewery incorporates their full-service restaurant operations in this lovely old building where attention to detail has been a part of the building’s heritage for 90 years.

Where & when
245 SE Paradise St., Pullman, WA 99163
Tuesday – Thursday 11:30am-9pm
Friday and Saturday 11:30am-11pm
Sunday 11:30am-9pm
Closed Mondays

Contact
Call 509.339.6894
paradisecreekbrewery.com

Perkins House

James Allen Perkins came to the area in 1870, when he was 29 years old. He and Thomas Smith traveled from Waitsburg to set up a sawmill at the suggestion of Anderson Cox, who speculated that the valley along the South Fork of the Palouse might make a fine location for a new settlement. They proceeded to build a log cabin with timber hauled from Walla Walla. Both Smith and Perkins staked out property. The two men split the valley, Perkins taking the northern part. He purchased a pre-emption on 160 acres at $2.50/acre. The line separating the two parcels ran east to west and later became Last Street.

Open Saturdays + Sundays 10am – 2pm, may be rented for special events

(509) 397-2555

623 N Perkins Avenue Colfax, WA 99111

 

WI & M Historic Train Depot

The historic train depot is supported and was restored by the Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway History Preservation Group or WIMRyHPG. This group puts on the Annual Speeder Rides and History day each year. (2nd weekend in July). Museum Room and displays throughout the building make it worth stopping. Shop our local history book selection as well. Freight Room hosts many a music event and is available for the public to rent for their own event.

You might also be interested in one of the people behind this heroic preservation effort who is an artist exhibiting in the depot: www.karenrohn.com.

Where & when
185 6th St. Potlatch, ID 83855
Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm

Contact
Call 208.875.1357
Email karenrohndesigns@yahoo.com
wimryhpg.com
Find us on Facebook

Moscow City Hall

This historic building, Moscow’s first post office and later a community event center, just celebrated its 100 years. This building is a good example of federalist architecture with multi-paned windows, terra cotta trim, and brick decorations. The interior includes oak woodwork, terrazzo floors, red and white marble, and dential and cornice molding. Part of the second floor is home to the Third Street Gallery.

Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri 8 am – 5pm.

206 East 3rd Street, Moscow, ID 83843

Arts Department Manager Megan Cherry

 

 

Moscow’s Historic Downtown District Walking Tour-Street Scenes-Addition

Moscow’s Historic Downtown walking tour introduces the many architecturally and historically significant buildings on Main Street. There are 60 buildings in total on this tour that where built between 1888 and 1853. Included in this tour are the Moscow Hotel, Kenworthy and NuArt Theatres, McConnell Maguire building, and the Browne Block.

Contact: Moscow Historic Preservation Commission
https://www.ci.moscow.id.us/431/Historic-Preservation-Commission

Begins 102 S. Main Street, Moscow, Id 83843

Old Brundage House

Just one year newer than the Clay house, the Brundage house inspired admiration in the Riggins of 1918. Brundage Mountain was named after the Scott Brundage family. In 1927, the widow, Mrs. Brundage, leased the house to the Forest Service, who eventually bought the house in 1931. It was used as the first ranger’s house before the Forest Service moved to Slate Creek. The house is now owned by ETC Used Clothing Store.

301 South Main, Riggins, ID 83549

Whitebird Battlefield, Nez Perce Land

You’ll want to get information about the battlefield at the Nez Perce National Historical Park Visitor’s Center in Spalding and then drive an hour to the site, located 15 minutes south of Grangeville, ID. The view from the top of the Whitebird Grade is one of the most spectacular sights in Idaho.

http://www.nps.gov/nepe/historyculture/white-bird-battlefield.htm

Harrison Historic Downtown District Tour

Step back in time with this guided walking tour that takes you through the history of Harrison, a once thriving mill town that had 9 sawmills within a one-mile radius. This tour introduces 20 National Historic Registered buildings, including: the E.C. Hays & Sons Grain Elevator, the L.O.O.F. Hall, Star Lodge, the Crane House, and the Mill Boarding House, which is currently a B&B.
A brochure is located at the Crane House Historic Museum.

208-689-3111

201 Couer d’Alene Ave, Harrison, ID 83833

First Indian Presbyterian Church

Located on the first Kamiah town site in East Kamiah, the Rev. and Mrs. Henry T. Cowley organized the First Church on December 25, 1871, with Hol-Lol-Sote-Tote (Lawyer) as the first Elder. In the summer of 1873, the government built the present church. The Rev. Henry Spalding spent 1872 and 1873 doing church work here during the construction. Sue McBeth had charge of the Presbyterian Mission at the time that the First Church was built. Her sister Kate McBeth joined her in 1879. The church and cemetery is still in use today and stand in quiet dignity at the original location on Highway 12.

Season: all, Hours: call

Chamber: 935-2290

518 Main St Kamiah, ID 83536

Bovill Opera House

Believed to have been built in the first decade of the 20th century, the Bovill Opera House served for five decades as the entertainment and social center for the town of Bovill and its surrounding communities. Although used primarily as a “moving picture hall,” the Bovill Opera House hosted dances, performances, as well as public hearings and gatherings. In the 1930s the upstairs was transformed into a miniature golf course and later used as a roller skating-rink. While there is a metal sign readings “Bovill Historical Museum” it was apparently never used as a museum on a consistent basis. The building is no longer open to the public.

412 2nd Avenue Bovill, ID 83806

Monastary of St. Gertrude

The Monastery of St. Gertrude is an active Benedictine community that features concerts, arts retreats and classes, readings, lectures, and other events throughout the year. Visit the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude as well as the Book & Gift Shop that features the talents of local artisans and handcrafted items by the Benedictine sisters. Enjoy Benedictine hospitality at a family-friendly bed and breakfast at the Inn at St. Gertrude. Enjoy Monastery-made bread, jam, and desserts and take a walk around the beautiful, forested landscape overlooking the Camas Prairie. Learn about all the arts, events, and history at the Monastery of St. Gertrude at www.stgertrudes.org.

Where
465 Keuterville Rd., Cottonwood, ID 83522

Contact
Call 208.962.3224
Email creative@stgertrudes.org
stgertrudes.org
Find us on Facebook & Instagram

Museum information
Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — and admission is $6 and $3 for students. Ages 6 and under are free.

Call 208.962.2050
Email museum@stgertrudes.org
historicalmuseumatstgertrude.org/

Inn information
Office hours: 8am – 9pm
Call 208.451.4321
innatstgertrude.com

 

Nez Perce National Park Visitor’s Center

Learn about the Nez Perce people and their incredible history. One of 38 sites included in the National Park.

Winter hours 8:30 am – 4:00 pm; Summer hours 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

208.843.7009
http://www.nps.gov/nepe/historyculture/the-spalding-site.htm

39063 U.S. Hwy 95 Lapwai, ID 83540

Cordelia Lutheran Church

Historic Cordelia Lutheran Church is the oldest Lutheran building in Idaho (established in 1883). Visitors welcome. It is available, without charge, for picnics, weddings, vow renewals, and family gatherings. Visit www.cordeliachurch.org or Facebook @ Cordelia Lutheran Church for information, scheduled events and contacts.

Historic Cordelia is located at 1501 Danielson Rd. Genesee, ID 83832

McConnell Mansion Museum

The McConnell Mansion is a free community museum that shares the stories of some of Moscow’s earliest and most interesting residents. This Victorian home was built in 1886 for William J. McConnell’s family, before he became the third governor of Idaho. Later, the Adair and Jackson families made their home at 110 S. Adams Street. The final private owner, Dr. Frederic Church, gifted the home to Latah County upon his death, to serve as a museum and meeting space for residents of the county.

The Latah County Historical Society operates the museum and also maintains a research archive across the street at 327 E. Second Street in the Centennial Annex.

Where & when
110 South Adams, Moscow, ID 83843
Museum: Tuesday – Friday, 1-4pm; some Saturdays
Centennial Annex: Tuesday – Friday, 8am-4pm

Contact
Call 208.882.1004
Email lchslibrary@latah.id.us
latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org
Find us on Facebook & Instagram

Empire Theatre

Tours of this historic theatre are available on request. Check the website for shows by local and touring performers. From Marimba bands to Country and Western, there is something for everyone throughout the year. Make a night of it with a dinner at Café Artisan followed by a show at the theatre.

509.284.2000
126 S. Crosby, Tekoa, WA 99033