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.
Alex Kunkel spoke to visitors at the museum today about what can be considered art in common items of the past. He talked about the workmanship in cast metals like branding irons and door latches as well as patent dates and how a blacksmith from the east differed from those in the west. It was very well attended and we look forward to doing more lectures soon. The next will be February 2 and February 9 with Brian Olmstead and Jim Gentry.
This photo from the early 1930's shows a hay derrick with slips and slings. Horses pulled the load off the field to the stackyard where the derrick was used to lift the load off and swung over to the stack. Duane Ramseyer brought in the picture and his father is standing on the far left.
Since the heat is still working, we will be open from noon to five, Tuesday through Saturdays. You will be able to access the metal auxiliary building, but it is pretty cold out there! The smaller outbuildings with wooden doors will remain closed most of the time as the doors swell and are difficult to open and close.
The museum will be closed when the sidewalks or parking lot are icy or snow covered.
You are still able to call and schedule a tour for schools or other groups and we will do our best to fit to your schedule.
The number for the museum is 208 736-4675 or the new cell number is 208 751-1165.