Peggy Cristobal has been gone more than a year now, but the summer before she passed away, she worked on research for her "Rogerson" book, here at the museum. She would often share a tidbit she had stashed away and this newspaper clipping is one.
Former director Ron Yates donated this map from the Department of Interior. It shows the principal explorers and early roads and highways of the United States. Map is dated 1907
Elmer Haag carved a number of figures, boxes and animals that he sent to his sister Eileen Allison in Reno. Eileen's daughter Kristen Avansino has donated these to the Historical Society and they will be on display at the museum. We appreciate all the donations received, especially those as unique and appropriate to our mission as this one. There a several carvings which will be accessioned into the museum as a collection, complete with provenance and photos. Many thanks to the family of Elmer and Eileen.
Brian Olmstead's presentation was very well received and over 70 people attended today. Many thanks to Brian and Stephanie for doing this program with us and Brian will keep in touch with us for the next round of tunnel tours.
Learn about how the problem of over watering was resolved in this program by Brian Olmstead, Twin Falls Canal Company Manager. Brian has a power point presentation that will last about an hour. Program begins at 1 o'clock. There is additional parking in the rear or at Westphal Electric next door, (to the west.) This was very popular last time so you may want to bring a folding chair.
Each Saturday of February we have speaker coming in at 1 o'clock so be sure to watch for upcoming events.
WE'LL SEE YOU HERE!
February 2 - Twin Falls Canal Company Manager Brian Olmstead will be here with his presentation regarding the tunnels in the canal system.
February 9 - Jim Gentry's presentation is called "Twin Falls Booms, 1915-1916"
Februrary 16 - Max Black will talk about Diamondfield Jack Davis
February 22 - Pioneer Button Club "show and tell" about - you guessed it - BUTTONS.
March 2 - Shawn Willsey talks about geology.
All events begin at 1 o'clock and admission is free.
There is additional parking if you go down the lane east of the metal building to the rear of the museum.
ON THE SCHEDULE:
All of our programs will begin at 1 o'clock at the Museum in the Union School at Curry. You may want to bring your own folding chair as these programs have been well attended.
FEBRUARY 2, Brian Olmstead, Twin Falls Canal Company Manager, will discuss the topic of the tunnels in the canal system. After the problem of getting water to the land was overcome, another difficulty developed. The ground became saturated and would not drain, making many acres unusable. During the 1920's the canal company addressed the problem by digging wells and tunnels to divert water back to the natural watersheds.
FEBRUARY 9, Jim Gentry's topic is "Twin Falls Booms, 1915-1916". As a former CSI professor and author, Jim is always very well prepared and the subject researched in depth. This is a new presentation to us so if you would like to learn how Twin Falls developed be sure to stop in.
FEBRUARY 16, Max Black will tell the exciting tale of Diamondfield Jack Davis. As the author of "Diamondfield, Finding the Real Jack Davis", Max has studied the court records and other documents extensively. He will explain Jack's background and the legal maneuvers by both the prosecutor and defense attorneys. Max was our guide on a field trip to the sheep herder murder site where we were able to see the actual place it all happened.
Other events are still in the works, so be sure to check back often. I am hoping the Pioneer Button Club will be able to a presentation soon. If there are other speakers or groups you are interested in seeing, be sure to let us know.
There was plenty of interest in our last event with Alex Kunkel. The presentation dealt with the many forms of art of blacksmiths and cast metals, from twists in the handles to recycling of rifle and shotgun barrels.