Contact Information

Director:
Dulce Kersting
Curator:
Zachary Wnek
Office Assistant:
Hanna Crawford
Phone:
(208) 882-1004
E-mail:
dkersting
Location:
327 East Second Street
Moscow, ID 83843
BOCC Rep:
Tom Lamar
Phone:
(208) 883-7208

Latah County Historical Society

Latah County Historical Society Web Site

Department Description

The Latah County Historical Society has offices and a research library at 327 East Second Street, Moscow. The telephone number is 882-1004 and the e-mail address for research inquires is dkersting. The research library is open Tuesday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM.

The historical society also operates the McConnell Mansion museum at 110 South Adams Street. Inquiries can be addressed to the historical society's office address; the telephone number is also 882-1004 and email inquiries can be sent to dkersting.

The museum is located in an 1886 house built by merchant, and later senator and Governor William J. McConnell. The ground floor has been restored and interpreted to time periods from the turn of the century to the 1930s. The second floor contains interpretative exhibits and a hands-on exhibit of activities for youth. The ground floor is accessible. Admission is free to members of the historical society; suggested donation for non-members is $2 for adults; $4 for family groups; children under 16 are free. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. It is closed holidays. Tours can be arranged by contacting the historical society.

The historical society maintains a large collection of research materials at its building on Second Street. These include photographs, transcripts of oral history interviews, business and personal papers and documents, brochures, maps, local history books, and artifacts. Genealogical materials include headstone inscriptions from cemeteries in Latah County; probate records; transcriptions of births, marriages, and deaths from local newspapers; and obituaries. These genealogical materials are indexed and/or included in the card catalog. The research library and offices are open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those wishing research assistance who are unable to visit the library may write the historical society, telephone, or send an e-mail.

The historical society provides educational programs and sponsors events during the year. Membership is open to the public beginning at an individual membership fee of $10. Members receive the historical society's journal, Latah Legacy, the quarterly newsletter, and notices of events.