Last updated: 6/17/2013
Pocatello, Idaho
Street Address
3000 Ave. of the Chiefs
Pocatello, ID 83204
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 253
Pocatello, ID 83204
Hours
Winter Hours (Labor to Memorial Day):
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Summer Hours (Memorial to Labor Day):
Monday - Saturday10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday1 PM - 5 PM
Closed all major holidays
Groups discounts available; Closed all major holidays
Admissions

Adults & Seniors: $2.00, Youth (6-17): $1.00

Adults $4, Seniors $3, Youth (6-17): $2.00

The Bannock County Historical Museum welcomes all donations. All contributions are used to conserve artifacts and documents, upgrade or create new exhibits, and generally care for the collections entrusted to us so they can be here for future generations to enjoy. Thank you for supporting your local history museum!

Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Lynn Murdoch, Director and Curator
phone: 208-233-0434
Description

The Bannock County Historical Museum houses exhibits, objects, and records relating to Bannock County and Pocatello's history. Exhibit themes include railroad history, early medical practices, general store, Victorian era parlor, Buddhist Shrine, early photography studio, Prohibition era police evidence, early fire-fighting, local printing history, historic ranching and farming tools, a Holladay Overland Stage Company stagecoach, horse tack, Shoshoni and Bannock ethnographic photographs and objects, local archaeological specimens, our unique donor wall, a research library open to the public, and much more!

Mission

The purposes of this Society shall be to bring together people interested in history, and especially in the history of Bannock County and Eastern Idaho, for a better understanding of our democratic way of life and our development as a territory and state; for preservation of historical objects, documents, photographs, and other items; and for the dissemination of historical information and facts through meetings, programs, trips and any other means deemed suitable.

History

The museum was begun by members of the Bannock County Historical Museum two years after their incorporation in 1961. At first the collections were kept in the basement of what was then the Carnegie Library in Pocatello's Old Town area (later the Marshall Public Library). A new museum building was constructed in 1990 to house the Society's collections, built entirely with donations on a plot of land dedicated by the county for this purpose.

Artifact Collections

Broad collection of historic artifacts ranging in age from the 1830's to present.

Research Collections

Research archives are available to the public.

Educational Programs

Tours can be arranged for groups, please call to schedule.

Facilities

Gallery and small gift shop.

Governance

Managed by the Bannock County Historical Society, supported in part by Bannock County.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

A monthly newletter is mailed to all members. We also print an annual report. Membership for the year is $10.00 per person.

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

Services

We also have volunteer opportunities!

We also have volunteer opportunities! If you would be interested in being a volunteer at the museum, please send us a message on our museum website "Contact Us" page ... or give us a call.

Gift Shop

Group Tours

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