Last updated: 6/23/2011
Jerome, Idaho
Street Address
212 East First Street
Jerome, ID 83338
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 50
Jerome, ID 83338
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday1 PM - 5 PM
excluding holidays. Open other times per request.
Admissions
Donation only to Museum
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Peg Roberson, Museum Curator
phone: 208-324-3604
Linda Helms, Assistant Curator
phone: 208-421-6632
Jeffrey Cook, Museum Host
phone: 208-324-5641
Description

We are now moved into our new-to-us facility in the Oregon-Short-Line Railroad Depot Building at 120 East First Street, Jerome, Idaho.

Large amount of artifacts and information pertaining to the Japanese-American Internment camp at Hunt, Idaho. Information about the North Side Canal Company irrigation project. All issues (100 years' worth) of local newspaper: North Side News. Lots of other artifacts pertaining to Jerome County.

Mission

To preserve the history of Jerome County and Southern Idaho.

History

Museum began in 1981.

Artifact Collections

Japanese-American Internment Camp items. Many other household items and school room items. Military clothing. Agricultural items.

Research Collections

All of local newspapers from 1909 to 2008 when newspaper stopped production. All Jerome County obituaries, most of high school annuals. Many pictures of early buildings and individuals.

Educational Programs

Guided tours daily when open. No charge for school children to tour the museum.

Governance

Non-Profit Corporation. Board of Driectors. Elected officers from the community membership.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

Publications

Newsletter mailed and emailed monthly the first week of each month. Board of Directors and general membership (open to non-members) meeting, second Thursday of each month.

  • Monthly newsletter
  • ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Services

    Gift Shop

    Group Tours

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