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  • Joey Lavadour was 15 years old when he learned from tribal elder, Carrie Sampson, how to weave in the traditional style of the Plateau people — a…
  • In 1927, thousands of American children sent dolls to Japan as messengers of friendship, trying to ease growing political strains between the two…
  • Devastating fires swept Seattle, Ellensburg and Spokane Falls during the summer of 1889. In Spokane Falls alone, fire engulfed 32 downtown blocks. Cheney…
  • Pearl Allen invented a unique way to record family stories. One day, she was patching her sons’ overalls using a foot-powered sewing machine. She lifted…
  • One night in 1955, with help from a black light, Spokane tribal members, Leo Bruce and the LeBrett twins, discovered uranium on their reservation. In the…
  • Colville, Washington welcomed the opening of a Fonk’s store 1939. Its neon sign hung on their Main Street until 2001 when it re-appeared in an opening…
  • Spirits ran high at the 1977 Washington State Conference for Women. Feminists and conservatives converged on Ellensburg by the thousands to develop a…
  • Michael Cain's slag-crusted work boots are a relic of two summers in the brutal heat of the pot lines at Kaiser’s Mead aluminum reduction mill - built in…
  • Artist Kathryn Glowen paid tender tribute to her friend Mamie Rand in a series of artworks that explore memory and time -- and celebrate Mamie Rand’s…
  • Art was essential to sustaining America’s spirit during the hard economic times of the 1930s, and Jane Baldwin (1908-1991) worked tirelessly – fundraising…