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Our Publication Local Purchase Locations:

Colter's Creek Winery

308 Main St.

Juliaetta, Idaho


Juliaetta Market

1051 Main St.

Juliaetta, Idaho


Red Cross Pharmacy

509 E. Main

Kendrick, Idaho


Simple Joys

Antiques & Gifts

609 E. Main

Kendrick, Idaho


...and BOOK, too!

918 6th Street

Clarkston, Wash.


Sharon Harris

JKHF President

(208) 289-4622




P.O. Box 37

Kendrick, ID 83537





JKHF MISSION: Preserve and promote the cultural heritage of Kendrick, Juliaetta, and the surrounding areas; to collect and preserve historical data; to accurately chronicle the material for dissemination and use by the citizens of our area; and to promote programs designed to raise the public awareness of historical values and conditions.

JKHF SERVICE AREA: The following North Central Idaho rural communities of Juliaetta, Kendrick, Leland, Taney, Cameron, Southwick, Crescent and Cavendish as well as Bear Ridge, Texas Ridge, Potlatch Ridge, Cedar Ridge, Fix Ridge, Little Bear Ridge, and American Ridge are included in the area we service.


Day/Time: 2nd Saturday of each Month.  We gather at the museum beginning at 9:00 am to work on museum and archival needs until noon then over a "brown bag" lunch we will conduct our meeting with the museum/research center opening from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  Any time prior to lunch that you can give will help organizational efforts tremendously as many hands accomplishes lots.

Location:  2nd Floor Level in the Kendrick Fraternal Temple (Grange) Building (614 East Main Street) in Kendrick Idaho. 

JKHF Museum and Research Center:  You are invited to climb the stairs to the second floor level of the Fraternal Temple (Grange) Building at 614 E. Main in Kendrick for local "Memories of the 1900's". Our Museum and Research Center is open on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  For A Private Tour Call:289-4622(Sharon) or 289-3001(Loeda).

JKHF MINUTES: 2015 through 2013




  •  Friend: $20.00 - $29.99

  •  Contributor: $30.00 - $99.99

  •  Sponsor: $100.00 - $499.99

  •  Patron: $500.00 and up

JKHF 2014-2016 Elected OFFICERS:

Appointed Position:  Meeting Program Chair:  Norma Abrams  abe@tds.net  (208) 289-3151

JKHF Contact Information:

Telephone & E-Mail contact:  Sharon Harris, President  (208) 289-4622  25skharris@gmail.com (changed June 2013)
JKHF Postal address:  P.O. Box 37 Kendrick, ID 83537
JKHF Physical Address (make appointment):  Fraternal Temple building 2nd floor: 614 E. Main Kendrick ID 83537


    The J-K Heritage Foundation (JKHF) was established as an IRS public charity nonprofit on January 15, 2009.   Local residents gathered and organized in response to an effort from the City of Kendrick to demolish the town’s 100-year old historic train depot.  Despite the many challenges faced to preserve the depot, we strongly believed its restoration would have contributed to Kendrick and the Potlatch Valley’s historical heritage as well providing an economic asset as a tourist draw being the last depot of its design continuing to stand at its original site.  Our year-long effort failed.  By January 26, 2010, the depot had been completely demolished.  The city quickly placed a garbage recycle bin at the former depot site along our Potlatch River waterfront. The following link, Award, describes the coveted State of Idaho award that JKHF received relating to our Kendrick Depot preservation efforts.

     JKHF a totally volunteer organization draws our energetic and productive work force from those who have a passion for preserving the cultural heritage in our 270 square mile service area.  Families can be found here that continue to manage farms, ranches and/or timber homesteads, some acquired in the late 1800's.  Our diverse projects are strategically planed and mission matched. A click on accomplishment timeline documents our numerous triumphs. 

    Annual membership dues, memorials, general donations, grants and publication sales are depended upon for operating and project needs.  No federal or state funds are provided to us as a historical society.  Our public nonprofit status allows donors to use the value of their JKHF gift as a federal tax deduction. We are very interested in creating partnering relationships and encourage your input.  Please let us hear from you!


 History shows us Who we Were, Who we Are, and Who we may Become.