Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Museum of North Idaho visits free this Saturday

The Museum of North Idaho opened its doors for the season on Tuesday and is offering free admission on Saturday. The 2014 season’s feature exhibit is “Power to the Farm: Rural Electrification in North Idaho.” The exhibit explores how electricity came to North Idaho’s rural areas beginning in 1939 and the impact it had on people’s everyday lives. The exhibit is sponsored by the Idaho Humanities Council.

Visitors can take a journey into the region’s past as they discover the rich history through a wide range of exhibits, including sawmills, logging, steamboats, railroads and much more, said library director Dorothy Dahlgren.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The Museum of North Idaho is located downtown at 115 Northwest Boulevard. Parking at the lot adjacent to the museum is free for the first hour.