Fun day with Karen Hirai Olen on the 15th. Karen went to the Union School as her family farmed in the area. She was born in the Minidoka Relocation Camp, but the family was released before she was two years old, so she doesn't have a lot of actual memories of the camp. Her parents didn't speak about much, at least to the children, so Karen and her siblings were insulated from much of the experience.
Stop by at 1 o'clock to hear Jim Gentry's Overview of Twin Falls in the 1930's to the 1950's. Jim is always a popular speaker and typically the lectures are well attended, but we do have more chairs now and plenty of parking out back. Admission is free and open to the public, but please don't be late! Due to museum visitors arriving during lecture times we will not be open until after the program.
Shawn Willsey's geological presentation was very interesting and always fun. Many thanks to everyone that came out and we do have some of his books for sale at the museum.
Geology Underfoot in Southern Idaho with Shawn Willsey - Coming up Saturday, February 1st at 1 o'clock.
Saturday, January 25th, Carl Nellis gave a very interesting presentation with furs, skulls, etc. of indigenous animal species. We also had him look at our winter coat display to determine which types of furs were commonly used for garments or trim. Carl has profound knowledge of his subjects and offered insight on many issues, including habitat and populations.
Wednesday the 22nd, Matthew Bruce of the Hagerman Fossil Beds will talk about the rich archaeological history of our area.
All events start at 1 O'clock and are free to the Public.
January 18th, Alex Kunkel will do a presentation called "Rust and Sparkle." He will include some information on Egyptian Tomb Wheat. Alex is always fun and interesting to hear.
January 22, Matthew Bruce of the Hagerman Fossil beds will be here.
January 25, Carl Nellis will help out with our textile project by identifying some of the hides and furs used in making coats and trims.
February 1 brings Shawn Willsey to the museum to talk about the Geology of Southern Idaho.
February 8, Jim Gentry will present an overview of Twin Falls in the 1930's to the 1950's.
February 15, Karen Olen was born in the Minidoka Relocation Camp and will discuss her life experiences.
February 22, Dave Heidemann is bring out things made by the Winchester company other than guns.
February 29, Shauna Robinson will show us photos and talk about the history of the Brose house south of Hansen.
March 7 is Brian Olmstead of the Twin Falls Canal Company.
March 14, Ron James will have a presentation regarding the Chinese mining in this area.
March 21 is Kelly and Jim Jones to talk about their books, fiction and non-fiction.
March 28 Dave Heidemann will be back with antique fishing equipment.
We will probably be closed Christmas Eve unless someone schedules ahead. Will be closed Christmas Day and the same applied for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Weather may determine if we close due to snow or ice on regularly scheduled open hours.