Today we received a donation of maps from 1910. The larger is of Washington, Oregon and Idaho with a full index on the back. The smaller is of Twin Falls County showing Township, Range and Section with all the smaller now defunct areas like Amsterdam, Maroa, etc. Many thanks to Ms. Warberg for this donation.
Today is Filer Fun Days and Levi Westphal is driving the museum's fire engine in the parade. The truck is a 1940 Seagraves with a V12 Pierce Arrow engine. Many volunteer hours have been spent getting this truck ready after a long absence in parades. Thanks to all that helped make it happen this year, including Magic Valley Transmission and Auto Repair, Fred Millsap Sr, Fred Millsap Jr., Laurie Warren, Gary Kaufman, Alex Kunkel, Teresa Sept, Andrew Vawser, Steve Westphal, Doug Lincoln, Jarred Westphal and Kudos to Levi for braving the weather and lack of power steering in the fire truck. Now we have to raise some $$$$ for tires! Levi will drive it in Sagebrush Days in Buhl on July 4 and at Kimberly Good Neighbor Days July 8.
Watch the video on you tube here https://youtu.be/vkSst4LsgqY
Alex Kunkel said there was a swinging walkway over the canal by the spillway. I think I'll pass on crossing there.
Sign up for the bus tour by calling 736-4675. If you want to follow the tour in your own vehicle we will have schedules at the museum and times will be posted here as well. We are going to tour the Salmon Dam with information about construction and the turkish ovens. Next we will head west to take in the Toana Road and on to Roseworth, (time permitting). Jim Gentry will speak on the bus tour about general area information. Should be a fun day, but remember to bring your own lunch.
Warm weather and sunny skies for the Arbor Day celebration today. Four new trees were planted and information on the planting, care and maintenance of trees was readily available. Commissioners Jack Johnson and Terry Kramer attended and Jack Johnson read the Arbor Day proclamation. Employees of Twin Falls County Parks and Recreation dug holes and made the basins for the trees while some visitors from the home schools and master gardeners filled them in. Tony McCammon from the extension agency helped choose appropriate species of trees and was on hand to answer questions and plant the gingko tree. Many thanks to all that attended and we look forward to watching these trees grow on the museum grounds.
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.