Keller Heritage Park opens May 1

Keller Heritage Park, consisting of Fort Colville Museum, Keller House and Graves Mountain Lookout Tower, opens its 2017 season Monday, May 1. The park is a major tourist attraction and is Northeast Washington’s leading historical park. The city park is located on North Wynne Street, two blocks north of Safeway. Opening hours for the month of May is 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Fort Colville Museum consists of 38 historical displays starting with one of the largest Indian displays in Northeastern Washington. The Keller House, built in 1910, is an example of that period’s homes and is completely furnished with early period furniture. It is on the U.S. National Register of Historical Places. Graves Mountain Lookout Tower graces the high point in the park and is an example of fire lookout towers that once graced area forests. On the seven-acre park are nine historical displays featuring early life from sawmills to homesteads.

The park is operated by the Stevens County Historical Society, which was founded in 1903.