Northwest USA Museums and Culture
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Washington State Historical Society, Washington

  1911 Pacific Avenue - Tacoma, WA              
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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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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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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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Holter Museum of Art, Montana
  12 E. Lawrence - Helena, MT              
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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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Boise Art Museum, Idaho
  670 Julia Davis Drive - Boise, ID              
The Boise Art Museum champions excellence in the visual arts through exhibitions, collections and educational experiences and is nationally recognized for leadership, innovation and excellence in the visual arts.
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Museum of the Rockies, Montana
  600 W. Kagy Blvd. - Bozeman, 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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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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Russian Orthodox Museum, Alaska
  605 A St. - Anchorage, AK
             
View the history of Alaska through the beauty of Orthodoxy at the Russian Orthodox Museum - icons, needlework, and artifacts dating from 18th Century Russian America to the present. http://www.russianorthodoxmuseum.com/
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Alaska Museum of Natural History, Alaska
  11723 Old Glenn Hwy. - Eagle River, AK              
The non-profit Alaska Museum of Natural History fills a special need for science education in Alaska. No other organization in the state educates exclusively on Alaska's unique geological, cultural, and ecological history. In 1989, two University of Alaska, Anchorage professors began a collaborative effort to establish a natural history museum. The museum opened in Eagle River, Alaska in May of 1994 and in addition to displaying exciting natural science exhibits has provided regular science education classes for school-aged children and adults.
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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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Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Idaho
  191 5th Street East - Ketchum, ID              
A non-profit educational arts organization founded in 1971 by Glenn and Bill Janss. The Center offers cultural experiences that are exceptional for a community located far from urban centers. Our purpose is community service, and the arts are an integral part of our development as human beings.
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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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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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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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Alaska Veterans Museum, Alaska
  PO Box 773364 - Eagle River, AK              
The Alaska Veterans Museum is planned with a focus on honoring our nation's veterans and insuring that because of the sacrifices they made to defend America's freedom, "They Shall Not Be Forgotten." As President Calvin Coolidge said, "A nation which forgets its defenders, will itself be forgotten."
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The Museum of History & Industry, Washington
  McCurdy Park - 2700 24th Ave East - Seattle, WA              
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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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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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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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Ilanka Cultural Center, Alaska
  110 Nicholoff Way - Cordova, AK              
The Ilanka Cultural Center honors the full heritage and culture of the Eyak, Alutiiq, Ahtna, and Tlingit peoples. We are dedicated to the revival and preservation of Native crafts and skills for future generations. Ilanka is the Alutiiq word for “family,” and the Ilanka Cultural Museum is pleased to share Alutiiq heritage with you – our food and languages, art and regalia, songs and dances.
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Sitka Historical Society and Museum, Alaska
  330 Harbor Dr. - Sitka, AK              
Known as the only museum in Sitka that contains elements of all of Sitka’s history,the Sitka Historical Museum is packed with displays, photographs, andartifacts from Sitka’s Tlingit, Russian, and American history. This is a great first stop for travelers to orient themselves to Sitka.
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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.