Minidoka Historical Society Museum
Free - Donations Appreciated
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This museum features the Ray Stockton Tack & Livery Bay, a new collections of rifles and hand guns, Rupert’s 1906 Railroad Depot, a Union Pacific Railroad Caboose, a Russell Steam Engine, Rupert's first jail, Minidoka Dam history, prehistoric bones & fossils, Indian artifacts, area school histories and yearbooks beginning in 1913, a research library, scrap books and newspapers, and a digitizing program. You’ll see wooden wheeled carts once used by firemen of an earlier day. You’ll also see exhibits which include an early 1900's marble soda fountain, including its original syrups, candy and supplies that came from Hall’s Confectionary in Paul.
You’ll find information on the Hunt Camp, a WWII Japanese relocation camp, including a 1943 Hunt Camp High School annual, as well as WWII German POW camp history. This museum is full of old time pictures and personal histories from the towns of Rupert, Paul, Heyburn, Acequia, Minidoka, Adelaide and Kimama.
There’s a display of over 600 bottles and jars. Other artifacts include a 220 volt permanent wave machine, a restored sheep wagon used on the range, horse drawn farm equipment, and many pictures and artifacts from the historic Minidoka Dam and Power Plant.
Admission is free but donations are welcome.
Our area is rich with stories and history. Take just a moment to read a little about the beginning of our community.