We have some work to do and projects to complete, but we will not be open to the public. Thanks for your patience and we will try to keep everyone informed regarding hours people may visit.
Kelly and Jim Jones have elected to reschedule their planned program on the 21st. We may be showing a video of "Legacy in Stone" instead.
The FFA conference in Twin Falls has been cancelled so they will not be coming out to clean up around the museum this year.
At this time we do not have plans to close the museum. We will try to keep the public up to date with information on hours and events.
Ron James will be here as scheduled on Saturday the 14th with a power point presentation on the Chinese people in early Twin Falls County.
We do not have any current plans to close due to the covid 19 outbreak. Red Green says, "we're all in this together," so please don't come if you're already sick. I went to purchase supplies for the museum Sunday and found locals are more than "stocking up" on items and had entirely depleted Walmart's supply of toilet paper. It would have been humorous if I hadn't been so low on stock. Admission is usually free, but maybe bring your own roll.
Saturday, March 14th Ron James will be with us to discuss the opportunities or lack thereof for Chinese immigrants in this area. Program begins at 1 o'clock and will last about an hour. Admission is free and there is additional parking in the back of the metal building.
The projector is running and we are set for the Saturday, February 29, 2020 lecture on the Brose family home located south of Hansen. Shauna will talk about Robert Brose's involvement in the Rock Creek community and the cement home he built in 1905 that still stands today.
You can watch the video at https://youtu.be/5m80OPF4h2k
Guest speakers at the museum in the month of March are:
March 7 - Brian Olmstead with the Twin Falls Canal Company
March 14 - Ron James on Chinese influence in the area
March 21 - Author Kelly Jones with her works of fiction and Jim Jones, former Idaho Attorney General author of "A Little Dam Problem."
March 28 - Dave Heidemann returns with a talk about vintage fishing gear.
Flashlights, knives, tools, cutlery and roller skates were just a few of the items Dave Heidemann talked about on the 22nd. He will back again March 28 with a presentation on vintage fishing equipment.
Our winter lecture series is garnering some enthusiasm and this weeks presenter will be Dave Heidemann, former TF Police Officer. Dave is interested in all things Winchester and will be sharing his knowledge of Winchester collectibles with us on February 22 at 1 o'clock. This is the first of Dave's presentations, the second is March 28th where he will talk about vintage fishing gear.
Fun day with Karen Hirai Olen on the 15th. Karen went to the Union School as her family farmed in the area. She was born in the Minidoka Relocation Camp, but the family was released before she was two years old, so she doesn't have a lot of actual memories of the camp. Her parents didn't speak about much, at least to the children, so Karen and her siblings were insulated from much of the experience.