Minidoka Museum August 2019

July/Early Aug. Re-Cap

 In July we had Director David Badger of the Burley Family History Center come do a presentation for us, “The Family History in the Mini-Cassia area.” His presentation cover topics such as; the remodel of their new building, what services they offer to the communities, their new high tech equipment, programs, and searching tools. One of the things they wish to convey is that they offer these services to anyone, any ethnicity, background, and any religion. There seems to be a misconception that it is only to be used if you are of the LDS religion and that is not the case. They have the coolest new labs and remodeled facility, research tools, online profiles to build, and amazing staff to help with all kinds of projects including helping to digitizing. Be sure to get in there and check it out and tell them the Museum sent you!

Fair Time: The Antique Tractor Display is doing something a little different this year for the fair. They decided to have their display over at the museum. We were excited to have them! Along with the all-new, Exciting Steam Powered Engine and Antique Hand Tools and Demonstrations! We also had the shingle mill out this year. They were branding the shingles with the museum logo. There was also, corn on the cobb being cocked with the power from the steam from the Steam Engine Tractor for the Lions Club dinner, a trailer with all 50 states flags, corn grinders for hands-on fun for the kids and adults alike, antique hand tools to see demonstrated, color sheets for the kids themed from the fair, and even later touring hours of the museum. It was a great event that we hope to make annual event and to add on to each year. So, if you didn’t make it out this year please mark it down on your calendars now for next year so you won’t miss the fun!

This Month’s Member Meeting:

There will be no Monthly Meeting in August as we already had an event early in August and most people are busy with, getting the kids in school, farming – harvest, camping, end of the summer family reunions, etc. We understand people are busy this time of year.

Coming up September:

The museum has some exciting news, Mike Christensen’s Snake River Steam & Power Show that is usually an offsite event is going to be moved and held here on Museum this year! We welcome them with some much enthusiasm and can’t wait to see what the event has to offer. Of course, as we find out the details we will be passing those on to you. So, look for information in September’s newsletter, which by the way will be coming out much earlier in the month. P.S. a little hint we do know now is it will be on Saturday, September 28th so mark your calendars now!

September Members Meeting:

Another amazing and exciting event is for our Members Meeting we are hoping to have someone from Hunts or Minidoka Camp come and do a presentation. This will not be held on our typical 4TH Saturday of the month as we are requesting a special speaker to come she will set the date and that is not yet known, again details to come.

Another Beyond Exciting Addition:

Awhile back we found out we were receiving a wonderful donation on behalf of Dave Teeter. A building form one of the prisoner of war camps. However, we are and were respecting the family and giving them time. Now, with his son Greg, we have decided it would be the easiest to go in after the car action to move the building. So, we are anticipating at the earliest October 5th for the moving of this huge building (estimate 55’x22’) out to the museum and are very much in need of help. If you wish to help or know more about the projects please inquire with the museum or with Ray Stockton.

Yearly Membership Dues:

Dues are due:

As everyone is aware we are a non-profit and we operate on a very limited budget and dues and other monetary donations are greatly appreciated. So please pay 2019 Dues as soon as possible.

Single $10.00 Couple $15.00 Child 13-18 $4.00 Children 12 & under Free Life Time $100.00

Board meetings

Have been changed and are now to be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 P.M. At the Museum.

* Members Meeting:

September details will be announced. Subject to change

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