Camp Rupert can never be forgotten now that the Historical Marker is in place on the Paul Highway, 100 S, 1100 W. Many thanks to John Firth and Anne Schenk for their hard work!
Over the summer, some of the interviews of original settlers (recorded in the 1970s and 1980s) were converted from cassette tapes to CDs that are available for checkout. As cassettes are converted, they will also be made available for checkout.
The stagecoach replica made and donated by David Wheeler will be raffled off in January. Proceeds will be split between the Museum and the Minidoka County Centennial Committee (to support the centennial festivities!). The stagecoach spent a week at the county fair and then the month of September at the Senior Citizens Center. Many thanks to all of you who have purchased tickets already! Prices are $1 per ticket, $5 for six tickets, or $10 for fifteen tickets to Historical Society Members. Contact Ginger at the museum, 436-0336, or Keith Gentry when you see him around town, if you would like to buy a ticket.
Thanks to the Youth Ranch Kids, the weeds in the Museum’s back lot have been dramatically reduced. To show our gratitude, those wonderful weeders are invited to a hotdog roast held in their honor at the museum on Saturday, September 15, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
The museum has a website!
Please visit us at minidokamuseum.weebly.com and let me know what you would like to see included.
Interviewers are needed to speak with our senior citizens and record their memories of WWII. Memories of Camp Rupert would be much appreciated.
We are looking for additional events at whch to show the stagecoach as well as for volunteers to help sell tickets.
If you can help either of these projects, please contact Ginger at the museum, 436-0336.
In order to schedule appropriate programs, please call or email to let me know what kind of programs you would be interested in attending.
Don & Jan Sprenger--Wedding Dress, household items, 1970s watt hour meter, soldering iron for use with blow-torch, brass cap used to mark property lines,
Dennis Herbold--Cast iron cobbler or shoe repair stand owned by his grandfather, a harness-maker.
Larraine Kluzik--Lynn Andrew McGill’s USA7 uniform, coat, pants, shirt, tie, cap, hat. He served 1968-1979.
Marilyn Moon, Mini-Cassia Garden Club--Fifteen scrapbooks from 1974-1997. (National Federation of Garden Clubs)
Jim Grisenti--Monographed Early Maps of Idaho, New Supplement to 100 Years of Progress, Fuses from Minidoka Dam Power Plant.
June General Meeting, BBQ, and Program
At our June Meeting, Eldon Stephenson entertained the audience with a vibrant history of Acequia. He shared many memories of the little town he loves so much. He also donated his “History of Acequia.”
Program and General Meeting Calendar
Arthur Hart will present
Medicine in Early Idaho
Lynn Porter will present Hidden Graves in Minidoka County
November 15th Meeting:
February, March, April, May, and June programs have not been scheduled yet. If there is a topic that you are particularly interested in, please call the museum at
436-0336, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org