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Our Projects 

 The Northwest Fur Trade Historians (formerly known as Friends of Spokane House) have created a variety of displays for the Spokane House Interpretive Center as well as other museums. Below are some examples.

Spokane House Interpretive Center Mural Repainting 2020-2022

Friends of Spokane House member and artist, Shaun Deller, took on the task of doing a major repainting of the fading murals that were originally done on the interpretive center in 2005. This was a volunteer collaborative effort between FOSH members, Washington State Parks and consultants from the Spokane Tribe. Shaun started on preliminary drawings in spring 2020 and finished the murals in Sept. 2022 after two summers of painting 5 different walls.

Museum of North Idaho Fur Trade History Display.

Over the winter of 2018-2019, members of FOSH collaborated to create this informative display case for the Museum of North Idaho in Coeur d' Alene. All of the replica artifacts were donated by FOSH. You can visit the Museum of North Idaho's website at www.museumni.org

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Spokane House Model

This model of Spokane House was created by FOSH members, Bob Twyman, Mark Weadick and Dean Bakke. The model fort offers viewers the chance to visualize how the fort looked in the early 1820's. It can be seen in the Spokane House Interpretive Center. 

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 Piece-en-piece replica wall

"Piece-en-piece" was the French term for a style of log cabin construction often used to create trading posts by French Canadian laborers, employed by the Northwest Company and the Hudson's Bay Company. Each log was hewn square with a tenon cut on the ends of the logs, that fit tightly into a mortise in the vertical corner posts. It is very likely that many of the structures at Spokane House used this style of construction. This replica section of such a wall was created by FOSH members, to be placed on display at the Spokane House Interpretive Center. 

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