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Vintage Voices: Eugene’s Story

February 21, 2021

By SARA JANE RUGGLES/Special To The Press| February 21, 2021 1:10 AM Have you ever heard of Eugene Settle? He was a proud North Idaho resident and an early transplant to this region. He moved to Moscow in 1899 when he was five years old with his…

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Museum seeks exhibit items

February 10, 2021

| February 10, 2021 1:00 AM The Museum of North Idaho is seeking items for its 2021 featured exhibit, “Hollywood of the North.” It is particularly interested in objects relating to the Dream Theater, Wilma Theater (especially interior photographs and artifacts), and Nell Shipman Studios. MNI…

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Next Museum of North Idaho Podcast Celebrates Local Entrepreneurs

January 24, 2021

By SARA JANE RUGGLES/Special To The Coeur d’Alene Press| January 24, 2021 1:10 AM Well, folks, it finally happened. I reached the age where my conversations with others are filled with references to buildings around town by noting what businesses USED to be there. It feels like…

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Tree removed from Fort Sherman Chapel

January 15, 2021

By BILL BULEYStaff Writer, Coeur d’Alene Press | January 15, 2021 1:00 AM COEUR d’ALENE — When Britt Thurman was told a large tree fell on Fort Sherman Chapel during Wednesday’s windstorm, she didn’t want to believe it. She wanted Coeur d’Alene’s oldest church, built in 1880 by…

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Tree falls onto Coeur d’Alene’s oldest church: ‘We can’t even get the doors to open’

January 14, 2021

By Greg Mason, Spokesman Review  High winds buffeting the area Wednesday caused a tree to fall onto Coeur d’Alene’s oldest church, resulting in apparent roof and structural damage, according to the Museum of North Idaho. The Fort Sherman Chapel in Coeur d’Alene was likely struck…

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Tree falls on historic Fort Sherman Chapel

January 13, 2021

Jan 13, 2021 KHQ COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho — Wednesday’s windstorm brought down a large pine tree onto the historic Fort Sherman “Little Red” Chapel.  The Chapel has sustained severe damage, reports the Museum of North Idaho. The building is one of the oldest in Coeur…

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Coeur d’Alene’s oldest church sustains severe damage in 2021 windstorm

January 13, 2021

Fort Sherman’s “Little Red” Chapel in Coeur d’Alene is “bowing from the impact” of a fallen tree, a spokesperson for the Museum of North Idaho said. Author: Megan Carroll, KREM 2 News Published: 4:03 PM PST January 13, 2021 Updated: 4:17 PM PST January 13, 2021 COEUR D’ALENE,…

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MNI Podcast to Launch on Jan. 8th with Mayor Widmyer

December 27, 2020

By SARA JANE RUGGLES/Special To The Coeur d’Alene Press| December 27, 2020 1:00 AM 2021 will be an exciting year for the Museum of North Idaho (MNI). I am very fortunate to be a part of the fun as we launch the first episode of the Museum’s…

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Museum hosted photo opp with distant Santa

December 10, 2020

| December 10, 2020 1:00 AM COEUR d’ALENE — Families supported the Museum of North Idaho and visited Santa — from a distance — at the Fort Sherman Chapel, 332 W. Hubbard St., from 11a to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. It’s the first holiday…

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Man was on a mountain oyster mission

December 4, 2020

Coeur d’Alene Press| December 4, 2020 1:00 AM Three disconnected life events helped form Tom Richards’ son, Tom: • He was the first baby to occupy the nursery of what would later become Coeur d’Alene Bible Church. And he grew up a church kid. • He was the…

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