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Spokane Valley Heritage Museum honors Hutton Settlement for continuing founder’s legacy

As the Hutton Settlement nears the end of a celebration of its 100th year anniversary, it again has been honored by the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum for keeping its founder’s …


Famed pilot Nick Mamer’s personal collection on display in Spokane Valley

Personal artifacts from famed pilot Nick Mamer will be on display in Spokane Valley for the next several months, including many of the notes he dropped from his plane during …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum exhibit will celebrate legacy of Spokane aviation hero Nick Mamer

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is planning a notable exhibit in July featuring documents and photos from the late Spokane aviator Nick Mamer.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Annual Heritage Museum luncheon explores Spokane Valley history

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is holding its 15th Annual Heritage Program Luncheon Saturday, which will feature a presentation on Spokane Valley’s history. Spokane Valley Heritage Museum Director Jayne Singleton …


Then and Now: Opportunity Township

Townships were a way for rural areas to have a local government of their own, outside of cities and outside of county government. In Washington, only Spokane and Whatcom counties …


Spokane Valley Heritage Museum opens World War I exhibit honoring local veterans

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum opens World War I exhibit honoring local veterans and sharing local connections to “The European War.”


Museum features first territorial governor

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum just opened a new exhibit about Isaac Stevens, the first governor of the Washington Territory. Stevens’ resume includes serving as a U.S. congressman and a …


Spokane Valley takes tentative steps toward historic preservation

Spokane Valley does not have an historic preservation ordinance; a move is under way to rectify that.


Earth, from space, is Valley Museum draw

If you’ve ever wondered what Spokane Valley looks like from space, then now is a good time to stop by the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum: It will feature the Smithsonian …


Valley’s Old Plantation torn down

To most Spokane Valley residents it was known as the Old Plantation. The restaurant sitting on the corner of Vista Road and Sprague Avenue went from being a fancy place …


Early Spokane Valley farmers’ ingenuity, thriftiness lives on in river rock homes

When the late Don Rhodewalt and his wife, Janice Samish, were looking to move from Oregon to Spokane in 1995, a friend who offered to help with house-hunting found them …


Want to learn more about your historic Valley home?

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is the place to go for research on older Valley homes. “We have searchable databases of Valley structures and buildings,” said Jayne Singleton, director of …


Museum honors 1927 air race

In 1927, aviation was capturing America’s imagination. In May that year, Charles Lindbergh made his historic flight across the Atlantic from New York to Paris. It was also the year …


Spokane Valley museum honors Luke Williams, sign company co-founder

Take a drive on any busy street across America and you’ll pass many electronic signs telling you what time it is and the temperature. Starting March 28, the Spokane Valley …


Spokane Valley Heritage Museum installs ‘new’ 1930s windmill

Spokane Valley was known for its apple orchards and farms until the 1960s. Windmills flew above many of the farms, pumping water to the families living there. “They were the …


Civil War exhibit finds Valley connections

This November marks 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address to dedicate the Soldiers National Cemetery in Pennsylvania. At the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, a new exhibit …


Celebrating our ag roots

The annual Eastern Washington Farm Heritage Show is a favorite for Spokane Valley Heritage Museum executive director Jayne Singleton. “This used to be an agricultural community,” she said.


Driving tour tells story of Lake Saltese

Chief Andrew Saltese – or Seltice, depending on which side of the state line you area standing on – lived with his family for years on the banks of a …


Coulee dam featured

Try to imagine 12 million cubic yard blocks of concrete as the building blocks of the Grand Coulee Dam. It’s tough to wrap your mind around, but a new exhibit …


Appeals court upholds ruling for museum

The Washington State Court of Appeals has upheld the decision of a Spokane County Superior Court judge to throw out a lawsuit filed against the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum by …


Surprise celebration

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave., celebrates not only the history of Spokane Valley, but its volunteers as well. Peggy Taylor turned 89 Friday, and the museum …


Opportunity hall has been part of Valley’s story for 100 years

Over the past 100 years, the city of Spokane Valley has grown and expanded. Sprague Avenue, once a two-lane dirt road, is now eight lanes of busy traffic. Houses along …


Upcoming WWII exhibit at Valley Heritage Museum has local ties

Their generation has been heralded for saving the world. Yet for many who fought during World War II, they had to live with racism and oppression at home while they …


Heritage Museum seeking volunteers, photos

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave., is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for students and $4 …


Titanic exhibit explores historic ship’s story, local connections

It has been nearly 100 years since Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. The ship, touted as “practically unsinkable,” left port at Southampton, England, April …


Spokane Valley Heritage Museum seeks volunteers, donations

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave., is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for students and $4 …


Event highlights cemeteries

There are many old cemeteries dotting the region around Spokane County. Some of them have been there for about as long as Washington has been a state. Many have been …


Patch work in Opportunity

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave., is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for students and $4 …


Museum has ‘auto’ motive

You don’t have to be that old to remember drive-in theaters and the experiences that came along with them. Jerry Anderson, a longtime Spokane Valley resident, remembers begging his parents …


Judge rules in favor of Valley museum

The owners of three businesses filed suit against the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum last fall alleging that when the museum fenced off its back lot and cut off traffic their …