The Museum of Idaho has received an important, permanent; collection to add to the museum’s reading and reference room.
There are over 20 notebooks that have been donated by the Bonneville County Heritage Association, to the museum.
“It’s so important for people to come and visit the museum and the reading room and go through these histories and bring their children, so that they can look to and learn about the history and heritage of Bonneville County” said Ann Rydalch, Chair of Bonneville County Heritage Association.
“It certainly will add a lot because we do have some information on most of these topics, but probably not as much as we will have now because they’ll make it more complete” said Museum of Idaho volunteer Judy House.
Historian Susan Mardis compiled the 21 books on the histories that were developed during the centennial celebration about Bonneville County and some of its communities.
“That’s a very important part of our mission here, is to gather up all the information we can on the history of this area, put it in a form that people can find, and make it available to the public” continued House.
The Bonneville County Heritage Association says the books are not fully complete because there’s always more information that can be added by patrons who also have information.
If you’re interested in taking a look at these notebooks you can make an appointment with the Museum of Idaho.
Titles of the notebooks:
Bone, Cariboo, Gray’s Lake, Chinese and Ozone Collection
Founders of Eagle Rock and Idaho Falls Collection
History of the INL and Pre-Historic Ferns Collection
Idaho Railroads, Stations and Stagecoaches Collection
Irrigation and Palisade Dam Collection
Miskin Scraper Works, Inc. Collection
New Sweden Collection
Swan Valley Collection
Tautphaus Park Collection
Taylor Community Collection
Index of Community Collection