Basket-935The Lelooska Museum holds an immense collection of artifacts from many regions: the Northwest, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and the Arctic. These pieces belong to the Lelooska Foundation, the Estate of Chief Lelooska and some Lelooska Family members. Chief Lelooska bequeathed one third of his collection of artifacts and carvings to the Lelooska Foundation in his will. His hope was that the remainder of the collection would also become part of the Lelooska Foundation Permanent Collection, allowing this immense cultural resource to remain intact for generations to come. To help achieve this goal, the Lelooska Foundation Acquisitions Committee was created by non-Lelooska Family Board Members interested in preserving and adding to the Lelooska Foundation Permanent Collection. The Committee has identified their top priority to be the preservation of the Lelooska Museum Collection. With the formation of the Lelooska Foundation Acquisitions Committee it is now possible for cash donations to be made to the Acquisitions Committee and go towards purchasing artifacts for the Lelooska Foundation Permanent Collection. The Lelooska Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations will be properly receipted for your tax purposes All donations, large and small make a difference!

The museum is open on Program, Performance and Event Dates, and Saturdays  Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend 11-3.

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Lelooska Foundation Acquisition Committee Members:

  • Kate Byrnes
  • Lisa Cunningham
  • Carol Edmo
  • Gretchen Fuller
  • Wendy Dasler Johnson
  • Brad Richards

Through generous gift to the Lelooska Foundation Acquisitions Committee, several items have already become part of the Lelooska Foundation Permanent Collection, including:

  • Flathead Baby Board c1890
  • Southern Cedar Bark Hat c1880’s
  • Spruce Root Hat c1960
  • Yakima Women’s Dress c1940
  • Poogweese Mask by Lelooska
  • Wasco Wooden Ladle
  • Crow Saddle Blanket
  • Pair of fringed Bonnet Cases
  • Trade cloth Dress
  • Crow Dress on Blue Stroud