Northwest USA Museums and Culture

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Priest Lake Museum, Idaho
  P.O. Box 44 - Coolin, ID
             
Inside the Priest Lake Museum are vignettes of yesterday, historic exhibits and videos of Priest Lake, history that include interviews with local pioneers' first hand accounting of events. Unique books (including the recently published "Pioneer Voices of Priest Lake") and DVDs, focused on the region's colorful history, available for sale.
The Museum, located at 38 Priest Lake Museum Road, just north of the junction of Luby Bay Road with West Lakeshore Road, is operated totally by volunteers. It is scheduled to be open 10AM to 4PM on Memorial Day weekend, then daily starting the follwing Sataurday through Labor Day. The Museum is closed Mondays except for holiday Mondays.
The Priest Lake Museum Association was formed by a handful of volunteers to provide visitors and residents with an awareness of the area's rich past. The Association was formed in 1979, incorporated in 1980 and received its 501c3 tax-exempt status in 1981. The Museum opened its doors to the public in 1990. The Museum Association depends on in-kind contribution, monetary donations, membership and volunteers for its ongoing operations. http://thepriestlakemuseum.com/
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Clausen Museum, Alaska
  203 Fram Street - Petersburg, AK              
Established in 1968, the Clausen Museum is dedicated to preserving the history and telling the story of those who have lived and worked in Petersburg and the surrounding area.
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Alutiiq Museum, Alaska
  215 Mission Road, Suite 101 - Kodiak, AK              
The past meets the present at the Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak's Alaska Native culture center where visitors explore 7,500 years of Alutiiq heritage. See ancient artifacts, discover history, and learn how traditions continue. Cama' i - Hello. Welcome.
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Cooper Landing Museum, Alaska
  Mile 48.7 Sterling Highway - Cooper Landing, AK              
Cooper Landing's history is displayed in two historic buildings: Jack Lean's Cabin built in the late 1920's and the home of the Cooper Landing Post Office for almost 40 years. The School House built in 1955 and used until September 2001. Both buildings were moved to the museum site (owned by the Cooper Landing Community Club) on the south shore of the Kenai River.
The museum is manned by volunteers and funded through donations, sales in museum store, and garage sales.
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Skagway Museum, Alaska
  700 Spring St. - Skagway, AK              
The Skagway Museum contains a fine collection of gold-rush artifacts and other items reflecting Skagway's colorful history.
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Pratt Museum, Alaska
  3779 Bartlett Street - Homer, AK              
The Pratt Museum is dedicated to the process of education by exploring the natural environment and human experience relative to the Kachemak Bay region of Alaska and its place in the world. The Museum seeks to inspire self-reflection and dialogue in its community and visitors through exhibitions, programs, and collections in the arts, sciences and humanities.
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Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, Alaska
  P.O. Box 8 - Valdez, AK              
The Valdez Museum & Historical Archive's mission is to safeguard our community's valuable heritage materials; foster broad public understanding and appreciation of our unique heritage; celebrate our community's past accomplishments and provide context for future plans and programs; enhance the sense of community pride; and enhance the quality of life by fostering and supporting cultural programs
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Museum of North Idaho, Idaho
  P.O. Box 812 - Coeur d'Alene, ID              
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Idaho Black History Museum, Idaho
  508 Julia Davis Dr.  - Boise, ID              
Founded in 1995, the Idaho Black History Museum is a 501 (c)3 organization established to educate individuals about the history and culture of African Americans, with special emphasis on African Americans in Idaho. Housed in the historic St. Paul Baptist Church building and located in Boise's Julia Davis Park, the museum presents exhibits and provides educational and community outreach programs including lectures, films, workshops, literacy programs, and musical performances.
The museum's purpose is to build bridges between cultures to explore issues that affect Americans of all cultures and ethnicities. Come by today.
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Wyoming State Museum, Wyoming
  2301 Central Avenue - Cheyenne, WY              
The mission of the Wyoming State Museum is to serve as an educational, historical, and cultural institution, whose goal is to collect, preserve, and interpret artifacts that reflect the human and natural history of Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West.
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Boise Art Museum, Idaho
  670 Julia Davis Drive - Boise, ID              
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Blaine County Historical Museum, Idaho
  213 North Main Street - Hailey, ID              
The museum is located in Hailey in the Gem State of Idaho. It was established in August, 1962, to “discover, procure and maintain whatever may relate to the history of Blaine County.”
The museum is housed in a building built in 1882 and donated to the City of Hailey by the pioneering Friedman family for the purpose of establishing a museum. Originally an adobe structure, the building has been extensively remodeled and refurbished although a portion of an external adobe wall can still be seen behind protective glass. Through the years the building has been a liquor store, a movie house, and a Knights of Labor hall as well as other enterprises. During the Spanish-American War it served as an armory.
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Museum of the Rockies, Montana
  600 W. Kagy Blvd. - Bozeman, MT              
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Holter Museum of Art, Montana
  12 E. Lawrence - Helena, MT              
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Baker Heritage Museum, Oregon
  2480 Grove Street - Baker City, OR              
Housed in the historic 1920 Natatorium the Baker Heritage Museum, formerly Oregon Trail Regional Museum, displays and interprets the rich history of the region.
Permanent and changing exhibits of mining, timber, ranching, agriculture, early Baker City life, Chinese culture and wildlife fill the 33,000 square foot building. Whether you spend an hour or spend the day touring the museum you will come away with an appreciation of our region and the people who settled here.
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National Museum of Wildlife Art, Wyoming
  2820 Rungius Road - Jackson Hole, WY              
The Museum’s permanent collection of over 5,000 cataloged items includes paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by over 100 distinguished artists ranging from early American Tribes through contemporary masters. The Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions are augmented with innovative educational and scholarly programs emphasizing art appreciation, art history, natural science, creative writing, and American history.
The Museum has become an important educational center and meeting place for the Jackson Hole region. In 1994, the National Museum of Wildlife Art received the Wyoming Humanities Award for exemplary efforts in fostering the humanities in Wyoming. More than 76,000 people visit every year, and over 10,000 children visit the Museum each year, often as part of their school curricula.
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Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Idaho
  300 S. Capital Ave. - Idaho Falls, ID              
The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho opened its doors to the public on Oct. 19, 2002, and is operated by the Board of Directors as a 501(c)3 nonprofit art museum and art education center.
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Washington State Historical Society, Washington
  1911 Pacific Avenue - Tacoma, WA              
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Yellowstone Art Museum, Montana
  401 North 27th Street - Billings, MT              
The former Yellowstone Art Center opened in October of 1964 in a building that once housed the historic Yellowstone County Jail. In the earliest years, there were just three staff.
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Museum of Natural History, Oregon
  1224 University of Oregon - Eugene, OR              
The University of Oregon Museum of Natural History was established to further the general mission of the University by enhancing public knowledge of the natural history and anthropology of Oregon and the broader world.
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Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum, Oregon
  676 S.W. 5th Ave. - Ontario, OR              
Four Rivers Cultural Center Museum gathers within its walls, the wonders of more than a century of history. The museum exhibits trace the settlement patterns of the Northern Paiutes, Basque, Japanese/Americans, Hispanic, and Euro American immigrants. The visitor's exhibit tour begins with an educational film, designed to provide a historical context to the exhibit gallery.
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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Oregon
  1945 SE Water Avenue - Portland, OR              
A scientific, educational, and cultural resource center dedicated to improving the public's understanding of science and technology. OMSI makes science exciting and relevant through exhibits, programs, and experiences that are presented in an entertaining and participatory fashion
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Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Wyoming
  110 Carter Ranch Road - Thermopolis, WY              
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The Center has 12,000 square feet of exhibition area. Fossils and life forms from earliest geologic time periods are displayed in a chronological perspective. There are over 200 displays throughout the museum. The central hall houses dozens of full-size mounted skeletons, including over 20 dinosaurs.
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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Oregon
  1223 University of Oregon - Eugene, OR              
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon welcomes you to a vibrant museum. After completion of a major renovation and expansion project, the new facility is nearly double in size. Discover dramatically expanded and redesigned spaces including galleries featuring American, European, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese art that are enhanced with a series of special exhibitions and a full complement of inviting programs.
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Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum, Washington
  Seattle Center - 325 5th Ave N - Seattle, WA              
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Since EMP opened in 2000 and SFM in 2004, EMP|SFM has welcomed more than 4.3 million visitors through its doors. From its museum planning stages in 1998 through 2007, EMP|SFM has been a key economic driver among Seattle nonprofit arts and culture organizations, with combined EMP|SFM institutional expenditures and EMP|SFM audience-member spending resulting in $580 million dollars of local economic impact. EMP|SFM is housed in a 140,000 square foot Frank O. Gehry-designed building. This spectacular, prominently visible structure has the presence of a monumental sculpture set amid the backdrop of the Seattle Center.
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The Museum of History & Industry, Washington
  McCurdy Park - 2700 24th Ave East - Seattle, WA