Closed Thanksgiving Day
The Museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but we should be open on Friday, unless we have an accumulation of snow. If we do close for snow, you may call and leave a message to schedule a visit. Depending on how the roads and sidewalks are, someone may came to open the museum within a half an hour.
December 1, the Historical Society will have a work day to move items in the basement. Call 208 736-4675 if you are willing and able to haul boxes upstairs.
December 8 - Darrell Buffaloe will present a History of Railroads in Idaho
Most of us love the exotic sound of locomotives working in the distance as they travel with their mysterious cargos to far off places. Many of us have never stopped to wonder why the rails came here and not there and what impact it had on our current existence. Ever wonder why major towns were created nearly every 25 to 50 miles apart? Why would the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints build the first railroads to reach Idaho? The railroads of Southern Idaho have had a major impact on who we are. Learning what railroads are, how they were created and how they impact who we are today is an interesting and fun way to view our past and look at our present.
December 15 - annual decorating of the Christmas Sagebrush tree. This year we have nice, warm propane heat so your fingers won't be cold. Sage smells great and we will have refreshments, and maybe a movie after.
Flags above Shoshone Falls
Ron Yates will be raising the flags at the points above Shoshone Falls again this year on Sunday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day. Ron also sends the flags aloft on Memorial Day and Independence Day. While Ron is a member of the historical society, this is a project he has undertaken on his own and he deserves special recognition for this community service.