Become a Member of F.O.S.H.
Friends of Spokane House (FOSH) is a nonprofit 501-c3 organization dedicated to promoting public awareness of the early fur trade activities that shaped the Euro and Native American history of the Inland Northwest. FOSH was started in 1986 by a group of fur trade history enthusiasts who began putting on an annual living history encampment for the public, on the grounds where the Spokane House fur trading post once stood.
Throughout the year FOSH members volunteer their time and expertise to give fur trade history presentations at various historic sites and to local school students. FOSH works with Riverside State Park staff to coordinate school field trips and our annual living history encampment. If you are interested in a field trip to Spokane House or a presentation by FOSH members at your event please contact us.
The three documents below are for teachers to use prior to bringing their classes to Spokane House, or other FOSH education venues.
Interested in becoming a member of FOSH?
We are always looking for new members. Whether you would like to learn to participate as a historical interpreter at our events, help with planning school days or just make a financial contribution, we welcome new members to our organization.
Annual dues are $10 per person or per family. To join please fill out this application form and mail with a check made payable to:
Friends of Spokane House
c/o Pete Sheeran
P.O. Box 44
Cheney, WA 99004-0044
Please include your phone number, mailing address and email address and make sure they are up to date.
For those interested in participating in our June Fur Trade Encampment, please download and fill out this application form and send it via email or snail mail to the address on the form. We strive to have all of our living history reenactors portray a person from the 1810-1826 time period, as accurately as possible, to give the public a historically correct glimpse into the time period of Spokane House. This document can be downloaded to give an overview of the various rolls one may portray as a man or woman during this time period, and how to select period appropriate clothing and gear for such portrayals.