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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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Vintage Voices: Volunteer content creators needed at Museum of North Idaho

November 29, 2020

By SARA JANE RUGGLES/Special To The Press| November 29, 2020 1:00 AM It is safe to say that in one way or another, most of our plans have changed this year. And yet, humanity has still found a way to connect while we all do our part…

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The ‘Joy’ of giving

November 21, 2020

By BILL BULEYCoeur d’Alene Press Staff Writer | November 21, 2020 1:08 AM COEUR d’ALENE — Joy Richards used to think museums were boring places where artifacts were held at the end of their life. Not anymore. Now, she knows museums are where history comes to life. “A…

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Singletary earns DAR history award medal

November 19, 2020

| November 19, 2020 1:00 AM Robert Singletary has earned many honors as a distinguished local historian, but this one shines with a particular brightness. On Monday at the Museum of North Idaho, Singletary was awarded the Lt. George Farragut chapter of the Daughters of the…

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New museum leader has history with Cd’A

November 11, 2020

New museum leader has history with Cd’A

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The scoop on local spooks: Digging for ghost stories in Coeur d’Alene

October 3, 2020

By ELENA JOHNSON/Coeur Voice Contributor Coeur d’SAlene Press| October 3, 2020 1:00 AM Are there any good spooky, ghostly, or haunted stories in Kootenai County? Well, it depends on whom you ask. For local historian and Director of Programs and Marketing of the Museum of North Idaho…

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