Northwest USA Museums and Culture

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Museum of North Idaho, Idaho

  P.O. Box 812 - Coeur d'Alene, ID              
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Baranov Museum, Alaska
  101 Marine Way - Kodiak, AK              
At the Baranov Museum you can discover the history of Kodiak, Alaska through a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits, educational programs, and special events.
Explore Kodiak's rich history, from Alutiiq culture and the Russian colonial period to the early American era, WWII and the present day. The Baranov Museum is located within Kodiak's 200-year-old National Historic Landmark building known as the Russian American Magazin, or the Erskine House.
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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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Anchorage Museum, Alaska
  625 C Street - Rasmuson Center - Anchorage, AK              
The Anchorage Museum brings the best of Alaska to the world and the best of the world to Alaska.
Through a combination of art, history and science the Anchorage Museum creates a rich, deep understanding of the human experience and offers something for everyone.
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Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, Idaho
  2455 Old Penitentiary Road - Boise, ID              
Located next to the Old Penitentiary in Idaho’s Historical District, the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology (IMMG) offers exhibits and educational programs about Idaho’s fascinating geologic history and rich mining heritage.
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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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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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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, Alaska
  4721 Aircraft Drive - Anchorage, AK              
Preserving, displaying, and honoring Alaska's aviation heritage.
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Hammer Museum, Alaska
  108 Main Street - Haines, AK              
Haines, Alaska, is home of a truly unique museum. The Hammer Museum is the world's only museum dedicated to hammers. The Hammer Museum provides a view of the past through the use of man's first tool. You will find over 1500 hammers on display, ranging from Roman times to the present.
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Museum of the Aleutians, Alaska
  314 Salmon Way - Unalaska, AK              
The Museum of the Aleutians is a 9,400 square foot building and is the only archaeological research and Museum storage facility for the Aleutian Region.
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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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Basque Museum & Cultural Center, Idaho
  611 Grove Street - Boise, ID              
The Basque Museum & Cultural Center provides a look into the heritage of the Basque communities of Idaho and surrounding areas.
Boise, Idaho has long been a central location where Basque immigrants first congregated after coming to the United States from the Spanish Basque Region. As immigrants established their lives here, Basques became well known for their hard work and perseverance.
The Basque Museum & Cultural Center provides a look into the Basque heritage by exhibits, collections, and tours. As a cultural center, it's a gathering place for events and educational opportunities - in which people of all backgrounds can participate in Basque activities.
Located in downtown Boise, Idaho, the Basque Museum & Cultural Center provides an active central location for maintaining the Basque culture in the United States.
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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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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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Boise Art Museum, Idaho
  670 Julia Davis Drive - Boise, ID              
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Holter Museum of Art, Montana
  12 E. Lawrence - Helena, MT              
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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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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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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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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 the Rockies, Montana
  600 W. Kagy Blvd. - Bozeman, MT              
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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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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