Ferry County Historical Society

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Mining, Lumber & Agriculture

A Rich History of our Region

The Ferry County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which places its primary emphasis on preserving & exhibiting artifacts related to the rich history of Ferry County.  

The written history of Ferry County, though relatively short, has been eventful. The area now comprising the county was first mentioned in written records by David Thompson, explorer, surveyor, and fur trader, in an account of his trip down the Columbia River in 1811. Thompson stopped at a major salmon fishing site…

First Ferry County Post Office

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The Museum

Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend Hours:
The museum is open Friday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Ferry County Historical Museum is located across from Patterson Park. The Kauffman Cabin and JW and Elizabeth Slagle House are open for viewing in the summer months. Admission is free. Donations gladly accepted.

The Historical Center

Come and visit our small self-touring museum which is located at 15-2 N. Kean Street in Republic (across from the city park). Featured are mining and geology displays, a Native American exhibit and an array of interesting photographs relating to the turn of the century local businesses and activities. 


A rich natural resource vital to our area

Agriculture & Ranching

Excellent soils and open range

Fred Whittaker Residence, Built 1911 (Current Home of the Ferry County Historical Society)

historical sites

Take a self-guided historical tour of Ferry County

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Every donation or membership supports the work we do!


Purchase photographs, publications and more!


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(509) 775-2605

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We are located across from the city park.

15-2 N. Kean Street
P.O. Box 287
Republic, WA 99166

Museum Hours

Memorial Day - Labor Day weekends:

 Friday - Monday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 Slagle House
 2024 Tours
June 8 & 22; July 13 & 27; August 10 & 24
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Contact us with any questions!

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