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The Museum of North Idaho exists for the purpose of collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of the Coeur d? Alene Region and for the promotion of the appreciation of the heritage of the area.

The Museum started out when in the 1960?s, when an organization of loggers, lumbermen, and foresters named the North Idaho Hoo Hoo Club, thought of establishing a museum dedicated to logging and lumbering. In 1968, its Articles of Incorporation were approved. It encompassed all the history of the 5 North Idaho counties. As time passed by, the Museum?s coverage narrowed from all of North Idaho to the Coeur d?Alene Region.

With the help of volunteers and the community, the Museum of North Idaho opened on the Norht Idaho College in the Fort Sherman Powder Magazine on July 28, 1973. After several years, the Museum needed a bigger space and with the support of the community, it acquired an era building next to the City Park. Volunteers helped in the remodeling of the structure. The Museum opened in its new location in 1979.

Today, the Museum is able to share information regarding the history of steamboats, railroads, the Mullan Road, logging, timber and many more.
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