American (US), Indigenous, Native American, For All, Multicultural
The Museum of the Oregon Territory is a regional treasure that overlooks Willamette Falls. Come explore the history behind the land and see how Willamette Falls transformed the region’s industry. MOOT is home to Native American petroglyphs and artifacts, the original 1850 Oregon City and 1851 San Francisco plat maps, a piece of the Willamette Meteorite, original belongings of Clackamas County’s earliest resettlers, as well as thousands of other objects, photographs, and documents that reflect Clackamas County history and culture.
For All, Multicultural, Klamath
Klamath Falls, OR
The Klamath County Museum features exhibits on human history and natural history of the Klamath Basin. Other county-owned museums include the Fort Klamath Museum and the Baldwin Hotel Museum.
North American, American (North, South, Central, & Caribbean), For All
The Idaho State Historical Society is an extraordinary system of cultural and historic resources.
African American, American (US), Black
As a former soldier who spoke very little about his time as a prisoner of war in the Korean War, William Jones' request to preserve the memory of his time as a Buffalo Soldier is something his family took to heart. Following his death in 2009, his daughter, Jackie Jones-Hook, began formalizing a museum in honor of the all-black regiment of the United States military. In 2012, the Buffalo Soldier Museum in Tacoma opened its doors as a haven for students and members of the community to learn about a piece of history that took place between 1866 and 1944 – and is all-too-often forgotten in the textbooks.
The museum is one of only two of its kind in the country dedicated to honoring the Buffalo Soldiers, the other being the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston. Formally called the 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers Museum, this nonprofit group educates the public through its vast collection of military artifacts, books, articles and DVDs from Jones' time in the military.
African, African American, Black
The Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) is housed in the historic Colman School building (built in 1909) which overlooks a beautiful, sprawling green park, named after rock legend, Jimi Hendrix, in the heart of Seattle’s Central District. See ongoing virtual series: Historians on Hope. Each week, NAAM features words of hope from notable African American historians in our #HistoriansOnHope virtual series. We invite you to share these graphics on your favorite social media platforms. Be sure to tag us at @naamnw!
African, African American, Black, Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), For All
Delbert Richardson is the Founder and Curator of the American History Traveling Museum: The Unspoken Truths. The Museum chronicles the rich history of Africans in Africa prior to American Chattel Slavery, the experiences and impact of American Chattel Slavery and of the Jim Crow Era, while also detailing the many contributions African Americans have had on scientific, cultural, and technological inventions/innovations in the U.S., and the world.
The Museum’s mission is to re-educate learners of all ages, in a manner that leads to self- restoration and community healing, with the eventual goal of implementing its teachings into school curricula, institutions, and organizations committed to cultural competence and social justice.
Alaska Native, Indigenous
The Totem Heritage Center preserves and perpetuates the living artistic traditions of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples that gave rise to the original totem poles on display and provides the opportunity to discover, learn and practice Native arts to inspire cultural understanding.
African American, Black, Settler
The Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center seeks to gather, catalog, preserve, and interpret the history of Oregon’s early logging community of Maxville, Oregon and similar communities in the greater Pacific Northwest.
Native American, Nez Perce / Nimiipuu
Since time immemorial, the valleys, prairies, mountains, and plateaus of the inland northwest have been home to the nimíipuu (Nez Perce) people. Extremely resilient, they survived the settling of the United States and adapted to a changed world. Nez Perce National Historical Park consists of 38 places important to the history and culture of the nimíipuu. Explore these places. Learn their stories.
Early history of Forks and the surrounding area is celebrated at the Forks Timber Museum through displays from Pioneer Living and Logging History.
Native American, Cowlitz, Settler
At Fred Oldfield’s Western Heritage & Art Center learn the history of the Western lifestyle and advancing Western art through the example set by Fred Oldfield. Our vision is to provide a creative outlet where the history, passion, and art of Fred Oldfield’s life will live on in all generations. Fred Oldfield had a passion for life that is reflected in his work. His colors are bold and powerful like the beauty he sees in his surroundings.
American (US), Native American, Settler
Located on the north bank of the Columbia River, in sight of snowy mountain peaks and a vibrant urban landscape, this park has a rich cultural past. From a frontier fur trading post, to a powerful military legacy, the magic of flight, and the origin of the American Pacific Northwest, history is shared at four unique sites. Discover stories of transition, settlement, conflict, and community.
American (US), Korean
Step into U.S. military history at Fort Flagler Historical State Park on the northern tip of Marrowstone Island. Tour and explore a significant coastal defense fort established more than a century ago to guard the entrance to Puget Sound.
Built in the late 1890s and manned during World War I, World War II and the Korean War, Fort Flagler now features a military museum and gift shop. The park offers guided tours of the gun emplacements and other facilities during the summer. Or find the batteries on your own and wander through them at leisure.
Foothills Historical Society is dedicated to the identification, collection, conservation and sharing of the history of Buckley and the surrounding area, including the Carbon River Corridor.
British, Italian, Settler
To restore and preserve the Meeker Mansion, and to collect, archive and make available the history of the Puyallup Valley and the Oregon Trail.
For over 25 years it has been our mission to provide educational, vocational, recreational, and ambassadorial activities and experiences that promote and preserve our maritime history. We are making a difference, one voyage at a time!
We are dedicated to collecting and preserving the history, heritage, and culture of east Benton County. Through our exhibits and programs we share our area's rich history and its broader connections to Southeastern Washington and the Pacific Northwest.
The mission of the Basque Museum & Cultural Center is to preserve, promote, and perpetuate Basque history and culture.
American (US), Settler
Culture, Día de los Muertos Highlight, American (North, South, Central, & Caribbean), South American, Central American, Latinx
The Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture, celebrates the rich history of Chicano/as and Latino/as in Washington state.