Every successful town has certain advantages to ensure its ongoing viability.Transportation, businesses, a residential core, and services for its citizens are a few essentials.Middleton in 2023 certainly has these. A state highway runs through the town, businesses lineour main street, many neighborhoods offer inviting places to live, and a variety of banks,insurance agencies, and agricultural … Continue reading A New Look at Old Middleton – National Register of Historic Places
Historical Society of Middleton’s Annual Meeting
The Historical Society of Middleton held its annual meeting Saturday, February 4. Thespeaker, Barbara Perry Bauer of TAG Consultants, presented the results of TAG’s historicalsurvey of part of downtown Middleton. The Society contracted with TAG to conduct a“reconnaissance level” survey of Middleton, bordered by Main Street, Dewey, Third, andHawthorne. Within that area, Bauer found a … Continue reading Historical Society of Middleton’s Annual Meeting
Interview with Barbara Bauer
Hello, fellow history lovers! We are a week away from our big annual meeting, and we couldn't be more excited. A lot of prep work is going into our meeting, and we can't wait to share all of our news with all of you! To help spread the word about our annual meeting, we thought … Continue reading Interview with Barbara Bauer
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Fifty-four years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated (April 4, 1968) while standing on the balcony of his two-story hotel room. He was in Memphis, Tennesse to support a sanitation workers’ strike when he was shot and killed by James Earl Ray. The news of this tragedy radiated … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. Day
New Year, New Programs!
It's a new year, and we are excited! In 2022, we had a lot of visitors at our museum for one of our programs. We did a toy display, a quilt display, and so much more. So what kind of programs would you like to see at the Lee Moberly Museum? Maybe something for the … Continue reading New Year, New Programs!
The History of Christmas
December 25th is often everyone's favorite day of the year, as it is the day that marks the Christmas holidays. There are joyous times, visits with loved ones, sparkling lights, hot drinks, good food, and presents under the tree. Today, we’ll talk about the origins of Christmas, from the point of view of all nationalities … Continue reading The History of Christmas
A New Look at Old Middleton – Middleton Library
Towns grow and change; buildings are transitioned to new purposes; residents come and go; and City leaders with foresight and persistence pave the way for these changes. When Middleton began, it was agricultural, with fields, orchards, cattle, and related businesses that developed to process and market these farm products. This is the story of two … Continue reading A New Look at Old Middleton – Middleton Library
Foote Family History in Middleton, Idaho
This month, we are remembering another Middleton woman, Becky Foote O’Meara, who unfortunately lived a much shorter life, due to cancer, but who also had a significant impact on preserving Middleton’s history. Becky not only helped to preserve Middleton’s history, but her family IS also Middleton’s history. Her great-grandfather was the first Mayor of a … Continue reading Foote Family History in Middleton, Idaho
Jennie M. Cornell’s Contributions to Middleton
Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96. She was Great Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a symbol of stability in turbulent times. Her influence was felt around the world, and flags were flown at half-staff even in Middleton. This event leads us to remember another woman, whose impact is still … Continue reading Jennie M. Cornell’s Contributions to Middleton
Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!
Happy Indigenous Peoples Day! Traditionally falling on the second Monday of the month of October, we celebrate this day to honor Native American peoples and commemorate their histories and cultures. In Idaho, there are five federally recognized tribes: the Shoshone-Bannock, the Shoshone-Paiute, the Coeur d'Alene, the Kootenai, and the Nez Perce tribes. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes … Continue reading Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!