We Moved History

The Museum’s plans for expansion took a huge move forward on November 16, 2019 when the J.C. White House was moved from 8th and Sherman to 8th and Young, south of the Coeur d’Alene City Hall. It was placed on a full foundation and will be the centerpiece for a new museum. The land and rent-free lease were made possible through collaborative efforts with the City, ignitecda and the Tubbs Hill Foundation. Museum savings allowed the Museum to complete the move and foundation. We have started a campaign to raise $4 million for repair of the White House and the construction of two lower level wings to provide a premier regional museum space. The Museum inspires a dynamic connection to the unique heritage of the Coeur d’Alene region by celebrating, preserving, exhibiting and sharing history with its community and visitors.