The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture houses an impressive collection of art, artifacts, and documents that together tell the story of the many people who have lived in the area. It’s a short drive from any Spokane house and well worth a visit. There are several rotating exhibits, which incorporate objects from the permanent collection, as well as hands-on activities and interactive displays. Currently, museum visitors can learn about the Nez Perce people, in a display celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Nez Perce National Historical Park. It includes artifacts and history from the past 100 years. Also on display is an exhibit of the work of Norma Bassett Hall, who was born in Oregon but worked as an artist in Kansas and New Mexico. She was one of the pioneers in the development of serigraphy, a screen printing technique.
See the Campbell House, an Early 20th Century Spokane Property
Another fascinating exhibit is the Campbell House, owned by the influential mining family of Amasa B. Campbell, his wife Grace and their daughter Helen. This Spokane house was designed by the famous local architect Kirtland K. Cutter and was built in the English Tudor Revival style. The house is open for contemporary Spokane property owners to explore, either on a guided tour or at an open house time on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adult admission is $10, and children ages six through 18 are $5. Visit the Northwest Museum to find out more about current exhibits and education programs.