See Your Hometown in a Brand-New Light

Support a historical nonprofit in the Upper Valley

How much do you know about the place you call home? Are you aware of the rich, untapped history of the Upper Valley region? Until now, much of the history of the area has stayed in the shadows. The curators at Upper Valley History Project are working hard to bring it into the light.

Upper Valley History Project is a work in progress. Right now, we’re creating a book of information about the first residents of the Upper Valley, and we’re looking for a building to showcase our preservation work. Call 509-930-1426 or check the website for updates.

Learn about your home

The curators at Upper Valley History Project preserve the history of the Native American tribes and the settlers in these areas. When you engage with Upper Valley History Project, you’ll learn about:

  • Native Americans: The Upper Valley includes the areas of Cowiche, Tieton and Naches Heights, Washington. These names come from the three prominent Native American tribes that settled the area.
  • Pioneer families: The earliest settlers came to the region in homemade wagons with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Over time, they put down roots and built businesses that helped the community thrive.
  • The first businesses: The visionary settlers of the Upper Valley opened creameries, general stores, telephone exchanges and more in the Cowiche, WA area.

Learn more about our region’s interesting and varied history. Donate now to keep Upper Valley History Project moving along in pursuit of truth and preservation.

How Upper Valley History Project started

Our owner started Upper Valley History Project in 2008 after a visit with a local museum curator. She discovered that until now, no one has ever taken the time to dive deep into the history of the Upper Valley area. Through our meticulous research, diligent reporting and careful preservation efforts, Upper Valley History Project brings the region’s history to life.

Do you want to get involved in the preservation of your hometown? Donate to Upper Valley History Project now to support your home.