Minidoka Historical Society

How the Desert Bloomed. The Minidoka County Historical Society Museum preserved the history of the Minidoka Dam the Minidoka Project, homesteaders, names, deeds, and land raffle information. We have a history of the early day, local farmers, many di...

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How the Desert Bloomed. The Minidoka County Historical Society Museum preserved the history of the Minidoka Dam the Minidoka Project, homesteaders, names, deeds, and land raffle information. We have a history of the early day, local farmers, many different methods of farming, such as dry farming and antique agricultural farm equipment that helped forge cultivate the harsh desert elements into this the beautiful valley it is today. An amazing Collection of Over 200 Guns & Rifles; most donated by Wayne Birch, New Extraordinary 1900's Back Bar, Ray Stockton's Tack and Livery Bay with Branding. Local Stockmen, come to leave your "Mark in History". Anyone is welcome to Bring in their Iron. Indian Artifacts, Prehistoric Bones and Fossils. 1906 Rupert's Original Depot, Memorabilia, Union Pacific Rail, Working Model Train, Car, and Caboose, Indian Artifacts, Prehistoric Bones and Fossils. Local Military Uniforms and Donations, Military Exhibit also Includes: WWII Japanese Relocation History WWII German POW Camp History Research library, Digitized, Newspaper, Minidoka Dam, History, Land lottos, Homesteader's Stories, Yearbooks dating back to 1913, Rupert's First Jail, Antique Farm Equipment, and far too many to list plus new soon to be added exhibits. We are always adding new things and rearranging. So, if you think you saw it all then think again; come on out and see for yourself! We Have Exciting New Monthly Members Meetings and Events, Mike Christensen's Snake River Steam and Power Show is now held on Museum grounds, School Field Trips, Senior Trips, Unique Conference Rooms (Large & Small rooms with T.V., Internet, Projectors, etc.) History Day, Community Involvement. We are Expanding Our Membership. So ask us about becoming a Member Today! New Business Memberships Yearly & Life Time that Offer Advertisement Benefits, and we have much more. DAYS & HOURS: Monday- Saturday 10:00 AM. - 3:00 P.M. Or by Appointment for Group Tours Or Larger Organizations Call 208-436-0336 Free To Enter- Donations Appreciated 2019 Board Members: President: Jim Grisanti, Vice President: Anne Schenk, Treasurer: Audrey Neiwerth, Director: Ray Stockton, Director: Mike Christensen, Director: Tom Goodman, Director: Rick Parker, Curator: Melissa Alley, Part Time: Amber Bateman Board Meetings: Every Second Thursday of the Month at 6 PM at the Museum. Member Meetings Will be announced in the New 2020 EVENT Calendar! Also, become a member and get our Monthly Newsletter for the dates and times, watch here as well as our FaceBook for any updates. Volunteers are Always Welcome, Needed, and Appreciated! Senior Projects, Boy and Girl Cub Scouts-Eagle Scouts Projects, 4-H Clubs, Church clubs, Kiwanis, etc.
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