Sadly, An Idaho Christmas Tradition Ends
The Departed Christmas Exhibit
I used to look forward to the Christmas exhibit at the Museum of Idaho. It's an easy drive to Idaho Falls. The museum has gone through an expansion and renovation. It's a facility you would expect to find in a much larger city. My favorite time to visit was Christmas. For a two week period admission would be set aside and the public could tour the holiday exhibit for free.
And perhaps, at some future point, another sponsor will step in and the Christmas show will return.
This morning, a member of the museum staff told me the sponsor of the event is no longer involved. Nobody has stepped forward to fill the void.
If you wonder what you'll miss, here's a link. The effort was simply amazing. The collection of nativities from around the world must have taken years to assemble.
As a transplant to Idaho, the exhibit offered me some consolation as I'm 25-hundred miles away from family at Christmas. Of course, I also just a few blocks away from a pub owned by the Lieutenant Governor. After a visit to the museum I could drop by for shepherd's pie. On a cold December day comfort food also brings us closer to the season.
The museum will still offer a great wintertime experience. You can learn more by clicking here. And perhaps, at some future point, another sponsor will step in and the Christmas show will return.
If you know of a similar exhibit within a day's drive, feel free to let me know. drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.