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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Inside Museums: Idaho State Historical Museum - Boise, ID
This summer, as John's travels with The Antiques Roadshow
send him around the country, we'll be highlighting some findings from museums
along the way.
Last month, John stopped in Boise, Idaho, home of the Boise Idaho Historical
Museum. Located in the Boise Julia Davis Park, the museum was the first in
Idaho and one of the first western museums to be accredited by the American
Association of Museums in 1972. Collections include artifacts and interactive
exhibits on Idaho’s past that prove fun for all ages. Just ask John.
How do you like your Idaho Potato?
A darker moment in the states history is also alluded to
through the inclusion of the door from the Weaver’s northern Idaho cabin on Ruby Ridge. Now infamous as
the site of the deadly confrontation between US Marshalls and FBI Agents
against Randy Weaver and his family.
Door from the Ruby Ridge Cabin
The museum includes other permanent exhibits including
an exploration with Lewis and Clark, journey to Gold Mountain, and a walk
through Pioneer Village.
Next stop on the museum trail, we’ll take you through The
Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. Stay tuned…