Gary Kaufman provided these pictures from the Milner Dam trip in April and Hagerman Fossil Beds in May 2018. These field trips were possible in part through a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council.
The roses are in full bloom, only wish we could attach the scent.
Scarlet pimpernel ground cover with tiny orange flowers.
Jupiter's Beard, Siberian Iris,Columbines, Day Lillies surrounding the cistern pump.
Saturday, the 28th of April, is "History Day" at the museum. Stop in and learn how to spin fiber into yarn with a spinning wheel or drop spindle, (thanks to Pam Yates and her spinning friends,) talk to Steve Slifer, the cobbler, and see how to use his tools to make or repair shoes or other leather items. Virginia Tucker will bring her hand crank sewing machine and a treadle machine so you can see how they are used. Ron Yates will teach you how to shoot marbles with the aid of Gary Sipe. Later, you can participate in or just watch the egg and spoon race, sack race or simply play on the merry-go-round. The outbuildings will be open as well as the museum and there is additional parking behind the big metal building. Drive down the lane to the east of the building or park at Westphal Electric, just west of the museum. Admission is FREE. It will begin at 1 and last until about 4.
Purchase an autographed copy of Ghost Towns of Idaho for $20. We also have Duane Ramseyer's Sucker Flat book as well as many other books by local authors. Stop in to see what's available.
APRIL 14TH - THE BUS WILL LEAVE THE MUSEUM AT 10 AM TO TAKE US TO THE MILNER AREA. CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE A SEAT OR FOLLOW IN YOUR OWN VEHICLE.
Jim Gentry will talk to us about the relevance of the Snake River and how the canyon and waters are used. Brian Ohlmstead will take us across the dam to the north side and tell about the entire irrigation system.
Be sure to bring your own lunch and drinks and expect to return to the museum around 3 or 4 that afternoon.
March 20 is the proposed date for the Twin Falls Canal Company to open the irrigation headgates at Murtaugh Lake. We will take our own vehicles to the site. Commences around 10 AM. For more information call the museum at (208) 736-4675
These two little postcard photos were sent to the museum all the way from Brooklyn, New York. Ms. Radley, daughter of former Twin Falls resident Patricia Lee Rije mailed them to us. (They look much better in person.)
Today "All the Little Children" preschool will be visiting the museum. Anyone wishes to stop by this winter can leave a message at 208 736-4675 and someone will return your call and set up a time to tour the museum. Make sure your message includes a complete telephone number so we can get back to you.
Ron Yates forwarded this link to a youtube video featuring board member Alex Kunkel and others from the Hollister area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46eRvonfntI