January 2015 Newsletter
ACHS IS AWARDED 2014 MATCHING $8,000 GRANT FROM IDAHO HERITAGE TRUST
The Adams County Historical Society recently was awarded an $8,000 matching grant from Idaho Heritage Trust (IHT) for the purpose of beginning restoration on the second story of the historic Pacific and Idaho Northern Railway Depot (P&IN) in New Meadows. The second story restoration will begin in what was The President’s Room that will become a room for museum accessioning and artifact storage. The ultimate goal for the second story of the depot is to have a visiting artist program with classrooms and artist room. This will bring art education and exhibit opportunities to the community and region. This year, as well as restoring additional windows and doors on the first floor of the depot, with a 2013 grant from IHT, the members have been focused on accessioning in preparation for museum displays to come. The restored Ladies Waiting Room has been overtaken by the accessioning project and with the restoration of the President’s Room, the Ladies Waiting Room will once again be freed up for public display. The Adams County Historical Society wishes to thank the Idaho Heritage Trust and Idaho Legislators for their continued support and grant program that makes it possible for organizations to save and restoration treasured Idaho buildings. Photo is looking into President’s room from adjacent room that will also be for accessioning.
CHECK OUT THIS GREAT VIDEO ABOUT THE P&IN DEPOT AND RAILWAY PRODUCED BY IDAHO HERITAGE TRUST.
Thank you Idaho Heritage Trust for doing an outstanding video about the historic depot. Your partnership, advice and assistance in the restoration of this historic building is so valued by us all.
NEED A PLACE FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION’S MEETING, OR PERHAPS A WEDDING?
The depot is available for rent for your special event, meeting, celebration. Both the depot itself and the Freight Room can be rented together or individually. Centrally located at the crossroads of Hwy 55 and 95, people traveling from the northern part of the State and Southern part meet in the middle. See Rental Brochure link for more information. Then check the Events Calendar link to see if the date you have in mind is available.
The P&IN depot is open to the public for special exhibits, by appointment and for rent. For special exhibits please check our Calendar, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-347-2932 and leave a message. For rental information please see PDF brochure available on our Website.
The mission of the Adams County Historical Society is to preserve, protect and restore the human and natural histories of Adams County for the informational and educational benefit of the public. The Adams County Historical Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.