By Jean Pocha
of the Pathfinder 

Historical museum preserves and promotes


January 18, 2024

Steve Lamar

The tipi for the Pend d'Oreille campground exhibit.

Through volunteer efforts, the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS) has been delving into local history through word and deed for 36 years.

Twenty-five years ago on March 10, 1988, the first meeting of the USVHS was held at Evelyn Jette's residence. Meetings moved to the Swan Valley Library and Librarian Fern Kauffman began recording and archiving local historical information.

In the early days the work began with copying historical photos that people brought into the library. Gradually oral histories were collected.

In 2011, the Historical Society purchased the old Rustics of Lind...

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