What's On at MONI
"The local museum is an essential part of the community. It is a place where people can come together to learn about their shared history, to discover their roots, and to be inspired by the achievements of their forebears. By preserving the artifacts and stories of the past, museums provide a bridge between the present and the past, helping us to understand who we are and where we come from." - Sharon Waxman
At War: North Idaho During World War II
“At War: North Idaho During World War II” captures the local stories of the men and women who aided the war effort and how the wartime era impacted North Idaho’s culture and economy.
Tour the exhibition at the Museum of North Idaho June 3rd to October 28th.
Explorers and Fur Traders: This exhibit looks at trade and explorers prior to white settlement. Created by the Friends of Spokane House
McEuen Park: which explores the transformation of the area located at the base of Tubbs Hill from a highly industrialized area to recreational uses.
The Mullan Road: commemorating Idaho’s first road constructed over the Fourth of July Pass.
The Scandinavians Settled Here: looks at the Nordic influences in the region.
Schitsu’umsh, “The People Who Were Discovered Here:” gives a glimpse into the life of the Coeur d’Alene Indians through beadwork, tools, maps, stories and life lessons.
When the Mountains Roared: features stories and graphics about the 1910 fire that destroyed millions of acres in Idaho and Montana.
Steamboats: The original signal bells and steering wheel from the steamboat “Flyer” are exhibited along with photos and artifacts from steamboats which cruised Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Hydromania: Hydroplane Races on Lake Coeur d'Alene
Coming Spring 2024
Exhibits at the new Museum
As we plan for our future in our new home by McEuen Park, we want to create a museum that caters to make peoples learning styles. While our current exhibits feature a lot of photos, artifacts and reading card, our new home will feature some exciting new additions.
The new exhibits will be fully immersive and interactive explorations of the waters of North Idaho and how the system of lakes, rivers, and aquifer determines our livelihoods - past, present and future.
We are still raising funds to complete the work needed for our new lcoation. If you are interested in helping us move history forward, we still have several naming opportunities and more. Explore our donation options here.