Community members and supporters have donated approximately 50,000 artifacts, photographs, and documents that relate to this region's history. While most of the 60,000 cubic feet of climate-controlled storage is full, the Services and Facilities Enhancement Project includes plans to create additional space for regional treasures.
Due to current space limitations, the Museum is accepting additional material on a limited basis. Early historic photographs and documents from this region are eagerly sought. Categories of artifacts currently desired include:

  • Those relating to Fort Walla Walla
  • Other U.S. military items dating from 1850 to 1910
  • Territorial period items from the region
  • 1910 and earlier men's and children's clothes
  • 19th century women's dresses
  • 1950 and earlier toys

If you have any of the above mentioned items or other material that you believe may interest the Museum, please schedule an appointment with Laura Schulz, collections manager (email), or James Payne, executive director (email).
Call 509-525-7703.
Before leaving items at the Museum, please obtain a Deed of Gift form signed by Laura Schulz or James Payne.