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Visit to Eastern Region Archives

Visitors to archives

Posted May 8, 2015  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

Members from Waverly, Fairfield, Rockford, and Cheney visited the Washington State Eastern Region Archives on May 6th. Archivist, Lee Pierce took the group on a tour showing us the resources of the archives. He told us about the volunteers who are slowly digitizing information for the Digital Archives and how our museums can access materials …

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Spring Meeting in Rockford

Early spring wheat fields

Posted April 7, 2015  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

We had a nice lunch at the Harvest Moon in Rockford for our first meeting this spring. We also welcomed Dolores from Oakesdale. Worked continued on developing a map brochure of the network museums, and we discussed ways to connect with teachers and students in our districts. Winter wheat and mustard is just beginning to …

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Christmas on the Palouse 2014

Christmas on the Palouse

Posted November 22, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

A Road Trip Down Highway 27 Saturday, December 6th – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It doesn’t matter where you start; there is fun at every stop. Freeman – Freeman Store Rockford – Community Center Christmas Shoppe (in the banquet room of the Harvest Moon); Rockford United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar; Country Brewed Coffee Shop. …

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One Year Anniversary at Tekoa

Touring the Tekoa museum

Posted November 14, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

We celebrated one year as the Palouse Heritage Network at Eclair’s Coffee Shop in Tekoa. We all agreed that it has been helpful to have each other to share ideas, and our challenges, with each other. This next year each museum is going to focus on making connections with their local schools to see how …

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2014 SE Spokane County Fair Coming Soon

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Posted September 8, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

Since 1945, this FREE small town fair has much to offer all its visitors with entertainment, rides, food concessions, bingo, commercial vendors, exhibits, animals, games, contests, prizes and a fun run.  Visit the fair in Rockford on September 19th, 20th and 21st. Location:  Rockford City Park on South First Street in Rockford, WA Additional Features:  Commercial Vendors, …

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Woolly Mammoth Stampede (5k race/walk)

Latah Mammoth

Posted July 5, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

Latah, Washington, the tiny farming community, 35 miles south of Spokane, is hosting the first annual Woolly Mammoth Stampede. We invite families to come and run in the footsteps of the woolly mammoth! This is a fund-raiser for Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a local charity. There will also be a community yard sale following the run. About …

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Hope in Hard Times: Tell Me a Story

Posted June 24, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

Let the Spokane Storytelling League open a window into daily life in the Great Depression, as they share stories, both true and fictional, about people facing unusual and challenging circumstances which tested their perseverance, resilience, and ingenuity. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 6:30 – 7:30pm FAIRFIELD LIBRARY 305 E Main St Fairfield, WA 99012  

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Fairfield Museum Open during Flag Day


Posted June 12, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

It will be the perfect time to visit the Southeast Spokane County Historical Society’s museum at Fairfield this Saturday during the Fairfield Flag Day Community Celebration. The museum opens at 8:00 a.m. with a book and bake sale. Take some time out of the sun to explore the history of the town.

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Flag Day Celebration in Fairfield, WA

Posted June 10, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

This Saturday you will want to be in Fairfield for the annual community celebration in honor of Flag Day.  Everyone is welcome! Bring your friends and perhaps a chair or blanket so you can enjoy a day filled with activities, food, games, vendors, and of course, a parade. 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. is the …

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Local DAR Commemorates Fallen Veterans

Posted June 9, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

One of the Spokane chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution commemorated the fallen during the Battle of Steptoe at the monument to that skirmish in Rosalia. The ceremony took place during the Battle Days Festival in Rosalia this past weekend.  For another view of the monument click here. Photo courtesy of Julie Painter Pittman.

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Rosalia Museum Open for Festival

Posted June 5, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

The Rosalia Battle Days Museum will be open during the town celebration. The museum is located on 5th Street next to City Hall. Stop in to see the old town jail and many displays. The Rosalia museum is operated by volunteers who keep the town’s history alive.

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Rosalia Redneck Family Rodeo

Posted June 4, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

Two days of rodeo fun at the Rosalia Redneck Family Rodeo Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th. There will be wild steer riding, a water balloon relay, steer tipping, calf hug & run, and more on Saturday starting at Noon. Rodeo events kick off at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday with Cowkid Hookie Bobb’n, worm …

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Parade in Rosalia for Town Celebration

Posted June 3, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

What’s a small town celebration without a parade? Rosalia Battle Days has it covered with both a children’s parade and grown-up version. The children’s parade gets underway at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 6th. The main parade follows at 11:00 a.m. Stick around for the day, there will be a car show, vendors, a BBQ …

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Rosalia Fun Run Benefits Athletic Programs

Posted June 1, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

There is still time to register for the Rosalia Battle Days Fun Run which gets gets underway at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 6th. Registration is $15, with all proceeds going to Rosalia athletic programs.  Registration form here. If running early in the morning is not your thing, well how about breakfast put on by …

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Best Redneck Story Contest at Rosalia Battle Days


Posted May 30, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

The Rosalia Battle Days celebration kicks off next Friday, June 6th with the Red Neck Roadkill Dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Rosalia Rodeo Club. You can also try you hand at Put-Put Golf and Horseshoes. From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. there’s Redneck Cowboy Polo with 5-person teams. Sign up …

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Rosalia Battle Days are Coming!

Posted May 28, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

Mark your calendars for June 6th, 7th, and 8th. Rosalia Battle Days are coming. The activities get under way on Friday evening with dinner and cowboy polo. Saturday is the main event with a parade, rodeo, vendors, lunch, science fair, and a dance. Sunday has golf and polo, as well as softball and rodeo action. …

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Fairfield Museum Represents Many Communities


Posted May 7, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

The museum at Fairfield is the home of the Southeast Spokane County Historical Society which represents the countryside including the communities of Spangle, Waverly, Fairfield, Latah, and Mt Hope. Here are a few of the items on exhibit in the museum.

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What You’ll See in Rosalia

The wood framed bathtub was my favorite discovery.

Posted April 22, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

We had a lovely afternoon in Rosalia yesterday. Erma Widman showed off items in the Battle Days Museum located in City Hall.  Located on 5th Street, just off the main road through town, the museum takes up two floors in the building.                           …

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Palouse Network Members Meet in Rosalia WA

Posted April 17, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

Our members will be meeting at the Battle Days Museum in Rosalia on Monday, April 21st at 1 p.m.  Anyone interested in helping our rural museums prosper and connect is welcome to join us.

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Latah Mammoth Project Kicks Off

Latah Mammoth

Posted March 13, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

The Latah community is  working toward getting a highway sign as well as a full (or near full) size replica of a mammoth for Latah, where one of the first and most complete mammoth discoveries in North America occurred. To help us kickstart this effort, we are hosting a presentation in Latah on Monday, March 31, …

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PHN Meets in Cheney

PHN members

Posted January 24, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

Museum folk from Tekoa, Rosalia, Valleyford, Rockford, and Fairfield gathered at the Cheney Historical Museum on Wednesday for a meeting of the Palouse Heritage Network.  The members shared ideas for exhibits and activities for our small museums, and looked at what we might accomplish in 2014. We reviewed the look of our new website, and …

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Members Set to Meet

Posted January 10, 2014  /   By Joan Mamanakis  /  0 Comments

Members and friends of the Palouse Heritage Network are planning to meet at the Cheney Historical Museum at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21st, weather permitting.

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