Very happy to announce the Janice Seagraves Family Foundation has sent the Historical Society a check for $2,500 to help us pay for the digitization process on old local newspapers such as the Filer Record and Hollister Herald. Seagraves has been very supportive of the museum in the past by donating to the restoration of the metal building, the window restoration and other smaller projects. Thank you so much Seagraves Family Foundation!
Another piece of good news is that Clif Bar Foundation has again chosen to support the museum by donating $1,000. Their organization also donated in 2017 and we are so happy they again considered our request.
The 15th is our field trip to the Stricker Ranch and vicinity. There are still a few seats on the bus for those who call in to sign up. We leave the museum at 10 a.m. and return before 4. Give us a call and come along! It's free, but you must bring your own lunch and beverages.
Saturday, September 15, the Historical Society will sponsor a field trip to the Stricker Ranch, TF Canal Co Power house, the large syphon through Rock Creek and Rock Creek Cemetery.
The bus will leave the museum at 10 and Friends of Stricker will host the tours at the site.
Louis Zamora of the Twin Falls Canal Company will show us around the power plant and take us to the site of the famous syphon through Rock Creek.
The larger bus has been reserved and there are seats available. Call us (208 736-4675) to reserve your place or you can follow in your own car. Stricker Ranch is not regularly open this day so you must sign up with us to go on the tour.
Bring your own lunch and be ready for a fun afternoon. We will probably be back at the museum before 4.
Museum Volunteer Patti Hurley set up a display for the museum at the Twin Falls County Fair, which begins next week. Patti has been working on cataloging the numerous hats that have been accumulated over the years here at the museum and the display is a small assortment of various types of millinery work and accessories.
Ron Yates took these photos of the tour at Clarr Tunnel. Brian did a very nice presentation at the museum and later a small group of historical society members was able to get up close and personal with a little local history.
We had a great turnout for Jim Gentry's presentation "Changing Perceptions of the Snake River and Canyon". The museum will be hosting more events like this, so please keep checking this site for more information.
Stop in at the museum Saturday, August 4th, to listen to Jim Gentry discuss "Changing Perceptions of the Snake River and Canyon". Lecture begins at 1 o'clock and we will have time for questions. We have have some seating, but you may want to bring a lawn chair.
Plenty of questions from over 60 attendees. Great interest in the subject and we are planning more presentations. Working with Brian to set up some tunnel tours.
Saturday,July 21, Brian Olmstead of the Twin Falls Canal Company will be here at the museum with a presentation regarding the tunnels in the canal system. Stop in at 1 o'clock and listen to a very interesting and educational program as to how early farmers needed to drain excess irrigation water from their land. Brian says there are around 51 tunnels between Murtaugh and Balanced Rock that drain into the various watersheds.