Visit the years 1810-1826 at the Spokane House June 9 and 10 and experience living history with the opportunity to talk to fur traders, voyageurs, trappers and Indian “Daughters of the Country” at their campsites. Participants will also have the chance to watch demonstrations from the era, including fire starting, flintlock shooting, a canon salute, and more. Founded as a fur trading post near the confluence of the Spokane and Little Spokane rivers in 1810, today the Spokane House is part of Riverside State Park and includes an Interpretive Center that tells the story of the fur trading era, including the lives of the Spokane Indians who lived here and the first white trappers and traders to live among them.
A Fur Trade Symposium is also planned for Saturday, June 9, from 12-4 p.m. Learn about the history of the Spokane House and enjoy live music from the era. An added bonus, parking at the Spokane House is free both days (no Discover Pass required), although an annual Discover Pass is only $30 and is a great investment in unlimited access to Washington’s state parks. The weekend’s events are sponsored by Friends of Spokane House and Riverside State Park. More info at Friendsofspokanehouse.com. //