CURRY — Kimberly Williams-Brackett will speak to museum visitors Saturday about her great-great grandfather John D. Nims, founder of the North Side News in 1908. His son Harry was also in the newspaper business. As keepers of the record, these men chronicled births, deaths, failures and successes of the Magic Valley community. Williams-Brackett will discuss how and why she became involved in writing “Keepers of the Record” and will autograph copies.
JEROME — The Jerome County Idaho Historical Society Depot Museum is now open for winter hours from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 2132 E. First St.
Local museums preserve history that’s uniquely ours. But how long can they do it without money or manpower?
Financial backing for historical museums varies from zero in Gooding and Lincoln counties to more than $20,000 per year in Twin Falls and Cassia counties and double that in Minidoka County. And the amount of support given each is evident.
HAGERMAN — The Hagerman Valley Historical Society is the unlikely owner of a valuable art collection, which has the group scrambling to raise money for a new building to display the paintings.
JEROME — Jerome County was home to the Minidoka Relocation Center — known to locals as “Hunt Camp” — the largest of 11 relocation centers throughout the West used by the federal government during World War II to house thousands…
RUPERT — The Minidoka County Historical Museum is the only historical museum in the Magic Valley that’s open year-round.
BURLEY — The Cassia County Historical Museum reflects the struggles and triumphs of those on the land, from American Indians to cowboys and sheepmen, to farmers and businessmen.
CURRY — Twin Falls County is a relative newcomer to southern Idaho, compared with territorial counties. It was cut away from Cassia County in 1907, 17 years after statehood and three years after the city of Twin Falls was founded.
How well do you know the past? Test yourself on this trivia from south-central Idaho's historical museums. Then watch for Sunday's "Big Story" section to explore many of the other fascinating finds there. You'll also learn why some of the…
BOISE — Museum board president and director Phillip Thompson said he found the racial slur written on the roof of the Idaho Black History Museum’s storage shed early Wednesday, as he was grabbing his computer from the museum on his…