Bingham County Historical Society

A nonprofit organization

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Check out the Bingham County Historical Society.

The Bingham County Historical Society (BCHS) holds several educational programs of historical value throughout the year.  Speakers come from the vicinity and throughout the state of Idaho.  Some examples of past programs include:  Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, Antique Road Show, Idaho Hangings, field trip to the Idaho National Laboratory, LDS artist Minerva Teichart, Hispanic Contributions to Bingham County and Idaho, and Randy'L Teton, model for the US Sacajawea coin.  Programs are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Blackfoot Senior Citizens Center, 20 E Pacific. Feel free to join us at 7pm on Wednesday, May 7, for a presentation on Tom Bond given by Anne Merkley.  Be sure to view the videos above for examples of some fun and entertaining moments from our informative presentations. Check our website frequently for information on future programs:

The BCHS Gallery is located in the historic Standrod Bank Building at 3 NW Main Street in Blackfoot.  BCHS houses its many photographs, documents, negatives, etc. in the original bank vault!  Thanks to generous donations from the Idaho Humanities Council and the Idaho State Historical Society ($4050.00 total), BCHS volunteers have been hard at work preserving photos and negatives for storage and for display. Additional funds and manpower are imperative in order to complete the Pictures Preservation Projects at the Gallery.  Do you like the old pictures above?  Then stop by the Gallery to peruse a much larger collection. The Gallery is now open on Wednesdasy, Thursdays, and Fridays from noon to 5pm, or by appointment.

BCHS also oversees the Bingham County Historical Museum.  Located in the historic John G Brown house at 190 N Shilling Ave, the museum houses artifacts from Bingham County and beyond.  The Museum is open for limited hours during the summer months.  However, in December the museum is abuzz as BCHS volunteers decorate numerous trees and the Museum for our annual, week-long Christmas Extravaganza.  You are invited to join the celebration later this year!!  The museum also needs volunteers and funds for essential materials to properly display and store its hundreds of artifacts.  The Musuem will open its doors for the summer on Monday, May 26.  Summer hours are Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. 

BCHS is currently soliciting grants and funds for its Collections Management Mission.  This project will allow us to catalog all pictures and artifacts, thus assisting in the archiving process at the gallery and the museum.  Specialized software will allow us to digitize our collections.  We will then be able to create Virtual Exhibits and share our collections online!

Although BCHS receives some funding from the county, we operate primarily on volunteer hours and contributions.   We need your donations to help us further preserve Idaho's heritage! 

Your generous donation will make a difference!

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Bingham County Historical Society

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121 N Shilling Ave