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
Annual Meeting 2023
Our Annual Meeting will be Saturday, February 4, with Barbara Bauer presenting the program "Historic Homes of Middleton." It's going to be an interesting program with photos and narration explaining the results of her historic survey of the downtown Middleton area, and some ideas for how to preserve and protect these resources. At the Annual Meeting, we will also be … Continue reading Annual Meeting 2023
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
Antique Toy Show
Antique toys will be on display at the Museum’s December 3 opening. Once again, we are asking the community to be a part of this display. Your basement, your spare room, or maybe your attic contain hand-me-downs from parents and grandparents that recall their childhood days. A doll, a train, a wagon, or an old … Continue reading Antique Toy Show
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
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!
NEW LOOK AT OLD MIDDLETON – Old Canyon County Schools
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