Virtual Annual Meeting Apr 23, 2021 6-8p

The Annual Meeting features Guest Speaker Dr. Heather Branstetter, author of Selling Sex in the Silver Valley: A Business of Doing Pleasure. She will highlight old Wallace, which was once the largest silver producer in the world. Wallace became notorious for labor uprisings, hard-drinking, gambling, and prostitution. Join us to hear how the madams of Wallace enjoyed unprecedented status as influential businesswomen, community leaders, and philanthropists, which bolstered the local economy and was openly practiced as late as 1991. Tickets are $5 for Members/ $10 for Non-Members and available for PURCHASE TICKETS AT EVENTBRITE

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: A Silver Valley native, Heather Branstetter graduated summa cum laude from the University of Idaho before going on to earn a PhD in rhetoric and cultural studies from the University of North Carolina in 2012. Her academic research article discussing the more notorious aspects of her hometown won the Charles Kneupper Award for "the most significant contribution to scholarship in rhetoric" in 2017. Dr. Branstetter has been a member of Wallace's City Council since 2016, serves on the board of the Barnard-Stockbridge Museum as programming director, and is the executive director of the Historic Wallace Preservation Society.
EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF WALLACE, directed by Delaney Buffett, a short documentary film about a town in northern Idaho where brothels were open, tolerated, and served a central role in the local community until 1991. The majority of residents viewed prostitution as a legitimate business and the madams as legitimate business owners. The film features interviews of those who lived in Wallace during this time and presents a perspective of that history based on the 2017 book, Selling Sex in the Silver Valley, researched and written by Dr. Heather Branstetter. Buffett and Branstetter produced Wallace together. The film has not yet been released for distribution and first screened at film festivals in 2019.
SCHEDULE: 6:00-6:45 Introduction of the Board and candidates for open positions, Treasurer's Report; updates about renovations to the historic J.C. White house and the progress for building a new Museum; 6:45-8:00 Guest Speaker, WALLACE Screening and Q & A with the speaker.


Virtual Oscars Party Apr 25, 2021, 4:00-5:30pm

Join MNI on Facebook LIVE while we play games and test your movie trivia knowledge before the Oscars Ceremony begins at 5:30pm


2nd Friday Art Walks April-October 2021

As part of ArtWalk Cd'A, the 2nd Friday evening of each month (from April-October) MNI will be open later and offer Free Admission.

Idaho Gives April 28-May 6, 2021

Idaho Gives is designed to bring the state together, raising money and awareness for Idaho nonprofits. Due to the increased need for support to the nonprofit sector, because of COVID-19, the online giving period has been extended! You can donate here from April 29-May 6.


Antiques Appraisal Day at the historic J.C. White House May 15, 2021 9a-2p

A fundraiser for the Museum of North Idaho. Appraisals are conducted by James Supp of Coronado Trading Company (and an appraiser on a  popular TV program). Space is limited! Tickets are $25 in advance online at Eventbrite or at the Museum / $30 at the door and include a verbal appraisal of 2 items! Spectator Tickets are $5 for the public online at Eventbrite and free for Members (Members- please RSVP at the Museum to reserve your seat- space is limited). The historic J.C. White House is located at 8th and Young by Coeur d'Alene City Hall and McEuen Park.


Vintage Movies in the Park

  • Going My Way (Bing Crosby)
  • The Miracle Worker (Patty Duke)
  • The Three Musketeers (Lana Turner)
  • Grubstake (Nell Shipman)

Details forthcoming...

Filmed in North Idaho Movies at Hayden Discount Cinemas

  • Smoke Signals
  • Breakheart Pass
  • Come and Get It
  • Dante's Peak

Details forthcoming...

Family Day in the Park June 11, 2021

Come see the Museum of North Idaho and celebrate the last day of school!


4th of July Festival Parade July 4, 2021

Robert Singletary makes Coeur d’Alene History Come Alive by wearing a hot army uniform from the late 1860s to mid 1890s on a float through Downtown CDA. Parade begins at 10am at 15th and Sherman and moves west ending at Northwest Blvd and Government Way. (photo courtesy of Stephen Shepperd)


Hot August Night Event 2021

Details forthcoming...


2nd Annual Gala: Hollywood Night October 16, 2021

Walk down the red carpet and show your glam at the Best Western CDA Inn 506 W Appleway.  Details forthcoming...


Our Haunted History October 2021

Details forthcoming...


#GivingTuesday November 30, 2021

"GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world." Details forthcoming...

Christmas Lighting of the historic J.C. White House

Brought to you in part by donations from Idaho Central Credit Union and Dr. Richard and Judy Sheldon. Details forthcoming...


2nd Annual Holiday Event

Museum of North Idaho presents a holiday fundraiser at the Fort Sherman Chapel and J.C. White House. Photos with Santa, live music and light refreshments are provided. Details forthcoming...

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Robert_Float_PhotoCourtesyof StephenShepperd