I received a large envelop of 15 8x10 photos of old Twin Falls city. Possibly late 1940's or early 50's. There was no return address so if you sent them or know who did, thank you, thank you. The photos are great and these are a few of them.
You'll find more of these photos on our facebook page.
I was contacted for some information regarding the Spanish Flu epidemic from 1918 and while looking around for information I found this poem and the logo from my father's torpedo squadron in WWII. I don't know the author of the poem and wonder what the last lines are.
The public has been very supportive in donating items to the historical society for the museum. If you have an item that you think the museum could use, we would very much like to hear from you. Please note that we do have a policy and accession form for donations. Items should be brought to the museum and the accession form filled out by the person donating the item. Board members and staff are authorized to accept donations on behalf of the museum, but "former" directors, "former" volunteers or "former" staff members are not.
If you donate something to an individual that claims they represent the historical society, please make sure their association with the historical society is accurate and up to date by calling the museum at (208) 751-1165 or (208) 736-4675 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to verify.
Put water sealant on the merry go round and the statue today. The merry-go-round is original to the Union School and was restored by George Huddleston, Filer's blacksmith in 2015. Apparently a good number of students flew off of it, accidentally. The statue is from the "V" section of Washington School on north five points. It adored the roof until the building was demolished. You can see it in a few of Clarence Bisbee's photo's.
With the "stay at home" order from Governor Little still in place, we will see what comes later. So far the 15th of April is the date to reassess whether we can open to the public, but the closer that date comes it appears less likely we will open soon. Too many people are not taking the request seriously and are refusing to take precautions, making the likelihood of this lasting much longer a real probability.
None of our events have been rescheduled and even volunteers are not coming in to work. We will do our best to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and hope everyone stays well.