About the Museum


The Museum has about 36,000 images as well as archival material relating to the history of the Coeur d'Alene Region (Kootenai, Benewah and Shoshone counties). The information and images are in a searchable database located at the Museum.

Call for an appointment to use the Library Tuesday through Saturday 208-664-3448 or e-mail dd@museumni.org or mail us your inquiries.


Download Museum Newsletters with Historical Articles

New Land, New Lives Spring 2019 & Annual Report 2018 Ethnicity of the Panhandle Winter 2019
Coeur d'Alene The Depression Years Fall 2018
50 Years Ago Summer 2018
Keeping History Alive MNI at 50 Spring 2018 & Annual report 2017
The Fort Coeur d'Alene Scandal Winter 2018
Racing At The Sunset Speedway 1956 to 1958 Fall 2017
Coeur d'Alene's City Within a City Part 3 Summer 2017
Coeur d'Alene's City Within a City Part 2 Spring 2017 Annual report 2016
Coeur d'Alene's City Within a City Part 1 Winter 2017
Coeur d'Alene Junior College 1933-1939 Fall 2016
Major Charles D. Warner: Adventurer, Pioneer & Gentleman Summer 2016
Railroads to Burke Spring 2016
Private Park Public Park: Cd'A and Its First Park Winter 2016
How Did They Get Those Logs Out of The Woods? Fall 2015
The Little Red Chapel
Summer 2015

Three Historic Buildings Still Serving Spring 2015
2015 Annual Report
Ace Winter 2015
Horse Heaven
Fall 2014
Spirit Lake
Summer 2014
Power to the Farm Spring 2014
Kootenai County Takes Shape Winter 2014
Unfortunate Mister Martin
Fall 2013
Early Kootenai County Churches
Winter 2013
Why is Cd'A's Main Street Named After a Civil War General?
Fall 2012
Garden & Foster Ave. Tour

 Major Subject Headings:


  • Agriculture
  • Community and industry
  • Farragut Naval Training Station
  • Forest Service history, the St. Joe National Forest, Coeur d'Alene National Forest and Kaniksu National Forest, donated by the U. S. Forest Service, Panhandle District.
  • Fort Sherman
  • Labor
  • Lake Chatcolet
  • Lake Coeur d'Alene
  • Logging
  • Mills
  • Mullan Road
  • Native Americans with primary focus on the Coeur d'Alene Indians from 1910 to about 1930 in the DeSmet area.
  • North Idaho College
  • Recreation
  • Transportation - Railroads including Northern Pacific, Milwaukee, Coeur d'Alene-Spokane Electric Line, Great Northern, Spokane International and others.
  • Transportation - Steamboat, roads, aviation




  • Books, manuscripts and printed materials on local history, city directories, school annuals, phone books, and a state census index for 1910.
  • Abstracts and indexes of marriage records, school censuses, teacher certificates, cemetery listings, homestead patents, probate records etc. for Kootenai County. These are also available at the Kootenai County Library in Hayden.
  • Reference books about the museum field, preservation, administration, governing boards, developing and maintaining collections, exhibits, fundraising, and oral history are in the research library collection.
  • Newspapers, limited collection. The Hayden Lake Library and North Idaho College have more complete collections of local newspapers on microfilm.
  • Oral history tapes about labor history in the lumbering industry.

Available for Loan:

  • Mounted photo for display by government or nonprofit organizations
  • Traveling exhibit on the history of fire

Ordering Photographs:

 Price List for
Photographic Services:


  • Photograph reproductions not intended to produce a profit, such as personal use, schools, non-profit organizations, churches and government agencies
  • 4" x 5"    $5.00    11" x 14" - $25.00
  • 5" x 7"    $8.00   16" x 20" - $40.00
  • 8" x 10" $15.00 
  • Canvas Wrap: Contact the Museum for information

Museum Members receive a 10% discount.

Shipping & Handling:

Shipping on mail orders $1.00 for single 5 x 7 and $2.00 for others, larger sizes more.


Scanned 300 dpi tiff or jpg 8"x10" $10.00 per image.
Larger scans $20.00

Commercial Use -

The use of Museum of North Idaho photo reproductions in a medium intended to produce a profit, such as books, periodicals, advertising, commercial displays. Fees are per image in addition to reproduction costs. Photos are released for a one-time use only and if re-use is required permission must again be obtained.

Printing or distribution of up to 3,000 $10 use fee per image
Printing or distribution over 3,000 $20 use fee per image

Credit Line:

With public presentation, please give the following credit line:  Museum of North Idaho Photo.


Images/scans for presentations and educational purposes are available. Contact the Museum for more information.

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