Gift Shop

In addition to books on local and northwest history, the Franklin County Historical Museum Gift Shop sells other gift items such as mugs, t-shirts, sweatshirts, historical toys, and die cast pencil sharpeners.

Railroads, Reclamation and the River:


A History of Pasco by Walter Oberst

Railroads, Reclamation and the River is considered the definitive history of Pasco and much of Franklin County.


Walter Oberst was a beloved history teacher who taught in the Pasco school district from 1928 until he retired in 1967. Instrumental in forming the Franklin County Historical Society, he is considered its founding father, served as the first President and as editor of publications for many years.

Railroads, Reclamation and the River:

A History of Pasco

Cost: $25.52

($18.95 plus 8.3% tax ($1.57) and $5.00 shipping and handling.)

If interested in paying by mail, please send a check made out to FCHS for $25.52 to 305 North 4th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301.

For more information or to order by phone, call (509) 547-3714, fax (509) 545-2168 or email us here.