The Northwest Room displays permanent art from the collection, including Catholic Ladders, “Bird’s Eye” or panoramic maps of Spokane, and original artwork. The room also includes five display cases, which feature temporary exhibits, which rotate several times a year.


Current Exhibit

Journeys & Adventures

August – November 2019

Accounts of travel by land and sea have long been a popular genre for readers. The earliest of these books were tales by explorers to places unknown to the Western world. They so often included maps and descriptions of the geographic features, and animals.

Northwest Room Hours:

Closed Sunday and Monday

Tuesday: 1pm – 8pm

Wednesday: 1pm – 6pm

Thursday: 10am – 6pm

Friday: 1pm – 6pm

Saturday: 1pm – 6pm   


Past Exhibits

August 2018-October 2018: Immigration in Spokane
May 2018-July 2018: Mapping the World
November 2017–January 2018: Adventures and Opportunities in the Great West
August–October 2017: Greetings from the Northwest
May–July 2017: The Publishing Journey of Lewis and Clark’s Journals
January–May 2017: The Search for the Northwest Passage