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Idaho Falls, Idaho
A Major Museum Expansion in Eastern Idaho
The Museum of Idaho brings a range of traveling exhibitions to the local region but has to close several months each year due to space restrictions during exhibition installation. Image courtesy of the Museum of Idaho.

The Museum of Idaho brings humanities, arts, and STEM exhibitions and programming to Idaho Falls and the surrounding region. In addition to telling the story of Eastern Idaho, the museum hosts a variety of traveling exhibitions that appeal to a broad range of interests in a region with few other museums. Unfortunately, the museum is forced to close for as many as three months a year due to safety considerations when installing these exhibitions. In June 2018, with the assistance of an NEH challenge grant, the museum will break ground on an expansion that will almost double its current size and allow its main exhibition and education spaces to remain open while new traveling exhibitions are being installed.

“Having the NEH ‘stamp of approval’ speaks volumes to other grantors. . . It piques their interest to know that our work is valued at that [national] level.”
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