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“Sacred Encounters: Father De Smet and the Indians of the Rocky Mountain West” Exhibit

  • Dates: August 2, 2018 - November 1, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Old Mission State Park
  • Phone: (208) 682-3814
  • Time: Summer 9am to 5pm / Winter 10am to 3pm
  • Price: $5.00 park entrance fee, exhibit $5.00 per person/$10.00 per family
  • overview

    A world-class exhibit, Sacred Encounters: Father De Smet & the Indians of the Rocky Mountain West is now open at Coeur d' Alene's Old Mission State Park.

    The 5,000 square foot, $3.26 million exhibit includes artifacts from some of the most important museums in the world including the Smithsonian and Museum of Natural History.

    The exhibit tells the story of how Jesuit missionaries came to the interior Northwest at the invitation of the Coeur d' Alene and Salish tribes and the profound effects this sacred encounter had on both cultures.

    Summer hours are 9 am to 5 pm – April through October
    Winter hours are 10 am to 3 pm – November through March
    Closed major holidays in the winter