Museum of North Idaho Free Day Saturday April 8
The Museum of North Idaho will have free admission Saturday April 8 from 11 to 5. As our nation continues to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II the Museum’s feature exhibit The Military and Community explores how over our history local residents supported the military and how the military impacted the region. Since North Idaho was the home of Fort Sherman (1878-1898) and Farragut Naval Training Station (1942 to 1945), the military had a direct impact on the social and economic development of the area. The exhibit will run April 1 through October 31st.
The Museum of North Idaho in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is located adjacent to Coeur d'Alene City Park at 115 Northwest Blvd. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am-5 pm, April 1 through Oct. 31. A free one-hour parking pass can be requested at the Museum desk.
Permanent exhibits at the Museum include: McEuen Park, which explores the transformation of the area located at the base of Tubbs Hill from a highly industrialized area to recreational uses. The Mullan Road commemorating Idaho’s first constructed road over the 4th of July Pass. The Scandinavians Settled Here looks at the Nordic influences in the region. Schitsu’umsh, The People Who Were Discovered Here gives a glimpse into the life of the Coeur d'Alene Indians through beadwork, tools, maps, stories and life lessons. When the Mountains Roared features stories and graphics about the 1910 Fire that destroyed millions of acres in Idaho and Montana. The original signal bells and steering wheel from the steamboat “Flyer” are exhibited along with photos and artifacts from steamboats that cruised Lake Coeur d'Alene. In the theatre room watch the 20-minute presentation Portraits of Coeur d’Alene. Discover the people and history that make our area what it is today.
Admission is $4.00 for adults, $1.00 for children 6-16, and children under 6 are free. There is a family rate of $10.00 for two adults and children under 16. Members are admitted free. The Museum Store is stocked with regional history books and gifts. Contact the Museum for special openings and for group tours. Regularly scheduled historic walking tours with Robert Singletary will begin in June as the weather improves, but special tours of 4 or more can be scheduled through the Museum.
The Museum of North Idaho serves as the regional repository for historical materials of Kootenai, Benewah and Shoshone counties. A research library houses archival materials, books and more than 35,000 photographs, and is available by appointment. For more information call 208-664-3448 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.museumni.org