Tree falls on historic Fort Sherman Chapel

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 d’Alene, dating back to 1880. Built by the U.S. Army,…

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

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 podcast series on January 8th. As the host of the…

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Man was on a mountain oyster mission

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 last general manager of the old Atlas Building Center. • In…

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The ‘Joy’ of giving

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 place where people can gather to learn not only about…

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Singletary earns DAR history award medal

| 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 American Revolution History Award Medal. The award honors an individual…

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Navy recruit torched new civic center

By By ROBERT SINGLETARY/Special To The Coeur d’Alene Press| September 4, 2020 1:00 AM In 1935 plans were underway to build a new civic center in the Coeur d’Alene City Park, replacing the 1905 dance pavilion. Construction began on March 8, 1935, and was completed in the fall of 1937. Most of the labor was provided by…

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From the Board President- January 2020

Written By: Mike Dixon It happened! The J.C. White house has been moved and is resting proudly on its new foundation at the base of Tubbs Hill. This move and the appearance of the house at its new site has generated a level of excitement and support that the Museum of North Idaho has seldom,…

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Mansion on the MOVE

| November 17, 2019 12:00 AM At the crack of dawn Saturday, a mighty truck turned several corners and one huge page in the city’s history. The majestic J.C. White House traveled from 8th and Sherman to 8th and Young. From its new home at the base of Tubbs Hill, the house will be the centerpiece…

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Saturday is White House moving day

By Staff| November 12, 2019 12:00 AM The historic J.C. White House will move to its final home at the base of Tubbs Hill on Saturday. The house will be moved from 8th and Sherman to 8th and Young beginning at 6 a.m. It will serve as the centerpiece for a new state-of-the-art Museum of North Idaho.…

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