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Nez Perce National Historical Park to Celebrate New Exhibits

LAPWAI, Idaho – Nez Perce National Historical Park will celebrate the grand opening of its
newly remodeled Spalding Visitor Center on Friday May 31, 2024 at 10:00 am. The event will
feature guest speakers, drumming, refreshments, and opportunity to view the new exhibits.
Invited speakers include the Chairmans for the Nez Perce Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the
Colville Reservation, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and a
representatives from the National Park Service.


The exhibit remodel has been nearly ten years in the making and will replace exhibits that have
been on display since the visitor center opened 40 years ago. The new exhibits will provide
visitors with engaging displays that offer multiple layers of discovery about the Nimíipuu
homeland, while also improving accessibility.

“The new exhibits not only explore Nimíipuu history from a time immemorial perspective, but
also look at how that history connects to the present and informs the future for all of us” said
Superintendent Steve Thede.

Nez Perce National Historical Park’s Spalding Visitor Center is located 12 miles east of
Lewiston at 39063 U.S. Highway 95. Park admission is free year-round. For more information,
please contact Nez Perce National Historical Park at 208-843-7001, or visit or


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