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.   There are still plenty of pictures to view - but we are working on formating, so please be patient and continue to visit this site.  We add new pictures often!

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



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 dropped off after hours or on weekends.

City Hall is open 8:00AM until 4:30PM.