The Cache Valley History Museum is Located in the Welcome Center of the American West Heritage Center in Wellsville. The Museum features words, images, artifacts, and interactive technology that help tell the story of Cache Valley. Many American West Heritage Center visitors enjoy learning about the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation, the Rocky Mountain fur trade, Cache Valley's pioneer settlers, and turn-of-the-century agriculture while participating in Daily Adventures during the summer months. Visitors can learn about the history of Cache Valley throughout the entire year.
Regular AWHC visitors will recognize the time periods represented in the dioramas of the Cache Valley History Museum. The four displays, which include text, photographs, and artifacts, correspond with the four historical eras that are presented by AWHC interpreters during warmer months at the outdoor living history museum. The dioramas are set within a mural (measuring 10 feet by 72 feet) depicting the four seasons of the Cache Valley landscape that was painted in 2009 by local artist Trent Gudmundsen. The displays also include touch-screen computers equipped with innovative web-based technology that help visitors learn even more about the represented time periods. The museum also includes a special free-standing exhibit dedicated to the history of the Bear River Massacre and its effects on the Northwestern Shoshone.