Chewelah came to being during the rough days of the settlement of the Northern Columbia areas.  The Indian tribes visited for centuries in this valley because the grassy pastures were irrigated by creeks, rivers and excellent ground water and the surrounding hills were full of game and lumber.  When the settlers came into the area they found these advantages made the valley a perfect place to put down roots.  The Chewelah Museum contains the remnants of those days in photos, letters, objects and historical collections.  Time falls back when you visit the museum and you will see the people who persisted in taming the beautiful valley.  We hope you enjoy the web photo gallery and invite you to visit the museum.

The Chewelah Museum Photo Gallery is under construction.   

Do you have photos you would like to share?  Have you seen something familiar in one of the photos already on the website?   If so, please contract Tracy Ferrell at

 Vist our Museum Photo Gallery

Museum hours:

The Museum is open daily  from June 1st through September 30th.   

From October 1 through May 31 the museum may be visited by appointment only.   

If you would like to make an appointment, please contact Barbara Swanson at 509-935-6188. 


Planning a reunion or party??
If you are planning a family or school reunion or will be having a party this summer - don't forget to call the city for availability!! We can reserve the park, the civic center and / or the pool for whatever you are planning. Call George at 936-1961 for your reservations.

Don't forget our convenient drop box located in the parking lot in front of City Hall. You don't even have to get out of your car. Payments can be made after hours or on weekends.

Police Chief Notes
Check out the latest "Notes from the Chief" on Volunteerism!!!