Historical museum hosts Williams-Brackett

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.

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.