Admission and lunch are FREE!
Thursday, May 4th from 11 until 1 the Twin Falls County Parks and Recreation Department will host a celebration here at the museum. Twin Falls County Commissioners, Master Gardners members, home school students and parents and others will participate. Everyone is invited for a light lunch of hot dogs, chips, etc. Parks Dept will be planting three trees on the grounds for Arbor Day.
Admission and lunch are FREE!
The big metal building is getting a facelift and should be finished by next month. The fire truck, ice wagons and many other items are stored inside and will be more available to the public when this project is completed.
Saturday, March 25 from one until three the museum is hosting local authors to discuss their works. Jim Gentry, Russ Tremayne, Duane Ramseyer, Andrew Vawser, Linda Helms, Ron Yates, Max Black andChet Brackett will all be here. Since the day filled up fast we are having additional authors come out on April 11.
After much procrastination, work has begun on the large auxiliary building that is home to the fire truck, steam tractor, ice wagons and other larger items. The plan is to have the new roof, siding and doors done by May 15. The museum is open, but we may not be able to open the metal building while they are working. When all is ready we will have a grand opening!
The museum will go on regular hours the 14th of March. We will be open from noon until five p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. You can still can for an appointment if you'd like to come out before the 14th. Someone is usually around to help you.
March 14th is the date chosen to have your pictures scanned for possible publication in the "Magic Valley Memories Volume II." Bob Reitz from Pedimont Publishing will be here at the museum, looking for photographs of the Magic Valley area. This volume will feature photographs from the 1930's through the 50's. The book is a hard backed, coffee table style edition of photographs featuring families, community events, historical occassions, transportation, and other interesting depictions of the Magic Valley. Photographs should be good quality black and white and the clearer the image the better the scan can be. Size may not be an issue, but thumbnails will not generally enlarge well enough to publish.
If you would like to see your photos in a quality produced publication, come out between noon and two o'clock. You should be able to provide Bob with information regarding the subject of the photo and general time frame in which it was taken. For every three of your photographs used, the publisher will give you a complimentary copy of the finished book.
Last year the Historical Society participated in a project published by Pedimont, depicting the early years of the Magic Valley in a coffee table style book. The book was released late in November and Pedimont has requested our help once again in doing a second book focused more in the 40's, 50's, and 60's. The project should begin around the middle of March and we will have the museum open for the public to bring in their photos to be considered. Pedimont will bring in a scanner so your photo's will be scanned on site and returned to you. Watch our facebook page for updates!
We have finally raised enough money to start the new roof on the metal building, but the weather is just not wanting to help us out. We are all very excited to begin the project and the materials are in. Hopefully we will be able to commence the project soon.
Saturday, December 10th we are having a get together at the museum from 1 o'clock to around 4 pm. We will have a tree and make some decorations out of ????? Bring your ideas. We have some supplies and plan on having fun with this. The Historical Society will provide hot chocolate and other refreshments. Come and spend some time visiting with friends and making some new ones.
If the weather is REALLY bad we will have to cancel, but we'll try our best to be open for everyone. You don't have to be a member of the Historical Society to attend. Admission is also free.