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
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
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!
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
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
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
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! 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!
As this valley was settled, pioneer families worked together to create schools for their children. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, the area around Middleton was dotted with small, individual school districts. Last month we talked about Canyon School on Highway 44. This month, we are remembering another small district nearby. Two miles south … Continue reading NEW LOOK AT OLD MIDDLETON – Old Canyon County Schools
As you drive west on Highway 44 out of Middleton, you have probably noticed a small green building at the corner of Canyon Lane, about two miles west of town. You may have thought, “That looks like an old school building,” and you would be right. In the days when students walked or rode horses … Continue reading A New Look at Old Middleton – Canyon School