Events Calendar

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All Society meetings are held at the Museum at 7:00 PM unless otherwise noted on the dates indicated. There will be light refreshments served. As always, the Society meetings are free and open to the public, so bring family and invite some friends!  Other special events will be added as planning for them is completed, and details are updated regularly, so keep checking back.

September 6, 2016 - Begin Winter Hours

September 20, 2016 - Presentation: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
Ms. Jean Nisson will speak about the purpose and goals of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers organization. She will also be bringing in examples of her personal efforts in family history collection and preservation and will be available to answer any questions.  Jean is having her 90th birthday this week, so please also join us in wishing her a happy birthday!

October 18, 2016 - Annual Society Business Meeting
3 board positions open, nominations being sought, leave information with Lynn at 233-0434 or bchm.director@gmail.com.  It is critical that we have a full operating board in order to conduct day to day business.

November 15, 2016 - Presentation: INL Open Air Museum
Presentation by Ms. Hollie K. Gilbert, who is proud to call herself a fourth generation Idahoan! She is the Historical Archaeologist for the INL Cultural Resource Management program where she has 20 years of professional experience researching historic trails, stage stations and settlement of the Idaho National Laboratory and the surrounding region.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Science in Anthropology from Idaho State University, where her main focus was Historical Archaeology of the Intermountain west.   She has worked at the INL for 33 years holding technical positions in graphic arts, geology, archaeology and environmental monitoring. Her presentation is called the "INL Open Air Museum"  because it covers the  geology and human history and pre-history of the area in and around the Idaho National Laboratory, spanning over 13,000 years.

December 3, 2016 - Annual Holiday Open House
Our annual holiday event! The Tavaci School of Performing Arts Children's Choir will be singing for us at 11 AM, and the Snake River New Horizons Band will be performing at 2:30 PM.  Light holiday fare will be provided, so come visit the Museum, have some food, and listen to the live music.  See you here!

January 17, 2017 - Garrett Freightlines
Professor Alexander Bollinger will be sharing the work of his ISU honors class of 2015, who were responsible for the publishing of a book on the history and economic impact of Garrett Freightlines.  We also have the book for sale in our gift shop!

February 21, 2017 -  History and Future of the Brady Chapel
Nick Nielson, Chairman of the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission on the lives of Pocatello Architect Frank Paradice and Governor James Brady and their contributions to the City of Pocatello. The presentation will also address the building, preservation and restoration of the Brady Chapel located in Pocatello's Mountain View Cemetery. 

March 21, 2017 -  Native American Flute Concert
Darla Gius will be playing the Native American Flute, a bit of a change from our usual talks. 

April 18, 2017 - Presentation: Relight the Night!
Mr. Randy Dixon will presenting on the history, mission, accomplishments, and future of the Relight the Night Committee and their efforts to preserve our local historic signs.

May 16, 2017 - Presentation: The History of Molinelli's Jewelers
Current owner Lance Buttars will be presenting a historic overview of Idaho's oldest family-owned jewelry store. 

May 27th, 2017
Official opening of the Fort Hall Replica and Pocatello Junction, and the start of summer hours and fees. 



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