The Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural & Educational Center interprets the rich cultural and natural history of the Salmon and Lemhi River Country, deepening people’s connection to the unique place this area holds in our nation’s history, which was shaped in part by the Lewis and Clark Expedition and Sacajawea, as well as her people, the Agai’dika Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

The Sacajawea Center is owned and operated by the City of Salmon.


Our mission is to foster the knowledge and appreciation of the Agai’dika Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, Western frontier life, and the natural environment.

Our Partners

The partners of the Center are committed to “exploring ways to work together and foster collaboration in developing and enhancing interpretation, historical and recreation opportunities at the Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Educational Center, the Lemhi County Museum, State Parks, and other public lands within Custer and Lemhi Counties.”

The Sacajawea Center operates with the support of the following entities:

  • Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
  • Bureau of Land Management – Salmon Field Office
  • United States Forest Service – Salmon-Challis National Forest
  • Lemhi County Historical Society
  • Idaho Governor’s Lewis and Clark Trail Committee
  • Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  • University of Idaho – Lemhi Extension
  • Lemhi County Humane Society
  • Lemhi Regional Land Trust
  • Salmon Arts Council
  • Salmon Valley Stewardship
Meet the Staff

Suzy Avey,


Her duties include all operations of the 71-acre park, visitor center and office, educational programs and special events, general administration, fund development, communications, partnership coordination, and facility and grounds maintenance.


Lemhi Pass - 2015 Docent Training Lemhi Pass – 2015 Docent Training


Docent: “the corps of volunteer guides who staff museums and other educational institutions; derived from the present participle of the Latin word docēre, meaning ‘to teach’ ” (Wikipedia)

The Sacajawea Interpretive Center boasts trained docents. Both friendly and knowledgeable, they provide meaningful experiences for visitors.

Interested in meeting people from all around the world? Become a Sacajawea Center docent. Please call (208) 756-1188 for more information.

Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer. ~Author Unknown

Sending a big THANK YOU to our 2019 volunteers: Kenn Roberts, Peggy Schroeder, Carole Berkoff,  Ruth Young, Nancy Henry, Norma Kossler, Jerry Hamilton,  Elaine Wigginton, Jill Henry, Dennis Kacian, Lynn Carroll, Marla Hunteman, Karen Reed, Jorene Shreve, Mynelle Soares, Robin Watkins, Ellie Knapp-Motter & Ron Motter, and Craig Royer.

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