The trip to the Brose House, Stricker Ranch and other areas around Hansen should prove to be a fun and interesting day. Be sure to bring your own lunch, beverages, etc. as we will leave the museum at ten and return about 3 or 4. There will be plenty to see and learn about on the trip, some places we have visited on previous field trips, but there is always something new. We are getting a lot of sign ups for the bus, but still have some seats available, (as of the 13th). Brian Olmstead of the Twin Falls Canal Company may be able to take us through their historical displays later in the afternoon. There is no fee for the trip, but we gratefully accept donations and hope to be able to continue these adventures. Our weekend lectures will be starting in a few more months, so if there is something of special interest to you, please feel free to contact us to set something up.
Our field trip is still on for September 21, but you will need to reserve a seat on the bus and/or to arrange to follow in your own car. Steve Hartgen will be here the 28th at 1 to talk about his new book and he will sign a copy for you!
We are finalizing plans for the field trip on Saturday, September 21. Looks like we will be going to the Brose House, Stricker Ranch, Larsen cemetery and may have some time to see some of the canal company's improvements. If you would like to sign up for the trip, give us a call at (208) 736-4675. We are open from noon to five, Tuesday through Saturday. Leave a message and we will do our best to call you back.
A few weeks ago Carol Ryan Dumas of the Capital Press stopped in at the museum and was able to speak to several people about the Curry area. Dick Tucker, Evelyn Bohrn LeClair and Karen Olen all went to Union School, while Duane Ramseyer attended Maroa. He and Dick played baseball together. You can find the link to the article here;https://eomediagroup.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f4744d38b0752999e6e607df3&id=00fd832fcd&e=3a862db9d1
We are happy to be able to put Carol in touch with these folks and thank her for finding a story in the Curry community.
The hot part of summer is upon us and we here at the museum are making plans for August. The reunion event netted us more volunteers and members to the historical society that ready to get to work.
Patti Hurley is working with Marian Posey on the clothing and other textiles. More newspapers are ready to be sent up to Boise for scanning and digitization. The yard and flowers always need attention and the outside equipment displays need repair and cleanup. If anyone is interested in helping with these or other chores, give us a call or stop by.
A good number of former students from the Union School attended the reunion held on July 21. In 1968 the independent school districts consolidated and students were sent to Twin Falls or Filer. The turnout was impressive and it was a lot of fun.
Saturday, July 20 at 1 o'clock, Darrell Buffaloe will give a presentation on old bank notes. The museum recently received one as a donation and the subject of how and why banks printed their own money was of great interest. Admission is free and the presentation will last about an hour.
The museum will be closed, but watch for the fire truck in the Buhl Sagebrush Days parade!
July 15, 2019 - The Westphal family drove the fire truck in the Filer Fun Days Parade. Many thanks to Levi and Jarred for doing this. The next parade will be July 4th in Buhl for Sagebrush Days. We are signed up and hope to be there too!