Area History from Oregon State Archives
Klamath County was established on October 17, 1882. It was created from the western part of Lake County and named
after a tribe of Indians which white travelers called the Klamath, also spelled Clammite.
Favell Museum collection is considered to be one of the three best Western Museums in the United States.
The main collection contains a collection of Indian Artifacts mostly from the West. This consists of over 30,000
arrowhead, knives. Stonework, over 475 baskets, 190 pieces of pottery, 160 pieces of bead and quillwork.
The contemporary western art collection is one of the finest anywhere in the US. There are 852 paintings by
435 artists. The collection also has bronzes, sculptures, carvings and dioramas.
The third part of the collection is the largest miniature gun collection on public view in the world.
Klamath County Museum
The Klamath County Museum houses Native American artifacts, relics from pioneer days and a large collection
of local birdlife displays.
1451 Main Street on the corner of Spring Street. 541-883-4208.
Senator Baldwin Hotel Museum
A pictorial history of the city of Klamath Falls along with thousands of artifacts from the early 1900's.
Built in 1906 to lodge travelers arriving by train from San Francisco, the Baldwin Hotel
originally housed a hardware store on its main floor.
31 Main Street, Klamath Falls. 541-883-4207.