The Museum Building
The Curry Union School still on site was built in 1914 and was used to educate elementary school students until the close of the 1968 spring term. The building now houses a museum and features a large collection of early artifacts and is operated by the Twin Falls County Historical Society.
The grounds also offer a blacksmith shop, pioneer house, and craft house available for viewing when weather permits. We have many old pieces of farm equipment in addition to two ice wagons, a steam tractor, 1940 Twin Falls Fire Engine, and numerous other items of interest that may be seen while touring the large metal auxiliary display area.
Historical Society Board
President: Steve Westphal
Vice President: Alex Kunkel
Treasurer: Doug Lincoln
Secretary: Teresa Sept
Laurie Warren Info@twinfallsmuseum.org
Steve Westphal is an electrical contractor that has been with the historical society since 1998 and has a lifetime membership. Steve is also very active in other civic groups and organizations including the Kiwanas.
Alex Kunkel ranches near Rogerson and has been involved with the museum operations and the historical society since 1998. Alex began collecting old license plates when he was around 7 years old and his interest grew to include door knobs, latches, glass items and pretty much everything else. Alex is often a judge at the Twin Falls County Fair.
Doug Lincoln is a CPA at Tilley and Lincoln in Twin Falls. Doug is also involved in the Optimists Club, camera club and volunteers his time for the historical society.
Teresa Sept is currently the secretary for the historical society. She is also on the Twin Falls Library Foundation Board and involved in other community projects. Teresa teaches digital media at the College of Southern Idaho.
Gary Kaufman is retired from the Idaho State Police Department and has been the project manager for our larger undertakings including the windows in the school building and the restoration of the large metal building we now use as display area.
Andrew Vawser joined the board in 2015. Andy is the brains behind the documentary "Conquest of the Snake" and is employed at KMVT. He also is active in the Twin Falls Orchestra and often performs music with his brother Matt.
Laurie Warren became the administrator for the museum in May 2014. She works on grant writing, restoration projects, accessions cataloging, social media and other programs that involve museum operations.