Swan Valley Museum hours:
Memorial Day through Labor Day
WED. through SUN., 11AM - 4 PM
Photo of Swan Peak by Steve Ellis
The Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS), established in 1988, is dedicated to the discovery, collection, preservation and interpretation of materials that will help establish and illustrate our local history.
The upper Swan Valley area is unique in that it still retains a plethora of evidence of its varied history. There still exist old Indian trails crisscrossing our mountains. Old trapper cabins and marten notched trees are still around on the landscape. This area was homesteaded and settled at a relatively late date, primarily from the mid-1910's and later, with many artifacts and buildings of that particular era still in existence. Early Forest Service ranger station buildings and cabins are still here. Springboard notched trees and sawmill sites from the early logging days are scattered around the valley.
Herb Styler and Bob Van Gieson in the Mission Mountains. 1950s. USFS/Van Gieson photo. USVHS archives.
Museum will be open 11AM—4PM and will feature the following Alpine Artisans guest artists: Sharon Lamar and Lynne Perry
1 PM @ Swan Valley Museum
The Upper Swan Valley Historical Society was recently awarded $2,500 by the Plum Creek Foundation. This funding will support the production of their next Swan Valley Lodges film project.
Pictured from left to right are: Steve Lamar, Barb Raible, and Fern Kauffman, USVHS; Rett Parker, Plum Creek Foundation.
USVHS Appreciates Community