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School Visitation Program

School classes are welcome and encouraged to take a tour of the museum.

Tours can be designed for elementary through college level. To find out more about this educational resource, please contact the Museum at 208-272-4841 or e-mail us at jpacker@imd.idaho.gov.

*If budget constraints prohibit your group from traveling to the Museum, contact us; we may be able to come to you.


idaho history dayIdaho History Day

We have sponsored several ‘Idaho History Day’ competitions from several schools and programs. Many of the winning entries have been displayed at the Museum. Click below to see some of the displays of the winners.

 

Check out our winners below:

1ST PLACE: Jessica Clemente and Emma Forsberg

    “Operation Sealion”, LAKE HAZEL MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

2ND PLACE: Kate Roth

“The Astounding Mustard Gas of WWI”, HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

3RD PLACE: Levi Bailey and Bryan Black

Our Darkest Days-13 Days of the Cuban Missile Crisis”, SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL

Due to technical difficulties we were unable to attend the event. As such, there is not a Military History winning entry this year.

1ST PLACE: Alex Guerney and Michael Collier

“Flying Tigers” AVG, RUPERT ELEMENTARY

 

2ND PLACE: Ted Reed

“Marshall Plan”, KELLOGG MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

3RD PLACE: Abby Hutchinson and Jackie Hamblen

“Korean War”, BURLEY JUNIOR HIGH

 

HONORABLE MENTION: Emma Nelson

“Cosmic Challenges”, BLACKFOOT, IDAHO

SENIOR BEST PROJECT: Asher Trapp

“ME 262”

 

JUNIOR INDIVIDUAL BEST PROJECT: Clayton Lords

“P51, Breaking the sound barrier”

 

SENIOR HONORABLE MENTION: Nolan Dillard

“Stealth”

 

JUNIOR HONORABLE MENTION: Aaron Vail

“Gatling gun”

 

SENIOR GROUP PROJECT” Ryan Winningham, Chase Taylor and Robert Alred

“Evolution of gunpowder”

WINNER: Asher Trapp

RIVERSTONE COMMUNITY SCHOOL

 

HONORABLE MENTION: Madelyn Parkey

ST. STANISLAUS TRI-PARISH SCHOOL

None of the exhibits fit the criteria the Board established for a Military History category, as such, there was no winter for 2008.

WINNER: Jessica Hodge

Story of her grandfather who served as a Marine in the South Pacific during WWII, HAYBURN, IDAHO

As most presentations were students impersonating an individual, there was no winning exhibit in the Military History category.

Due to a last minute change of venue and scheduling conflicts, the Idaho Military History Museum was unable to attend the event.

WINNER: Claire Stevens

“The Great Crusade: How Eisenhower Finalized The Plans For D-Day While Encountering Problems, Exploring Solutions, and Exchanging Ideas”, RIVERSTONE COMMUNITY SCHOOL

WINNER: Chase Johnson

“Detain, Don’t Destroy; the Rights of POWs”

1ST PLACE: Ian Marshall

“Pearl Harbor: An American Revolution, Reaction and Reform”, CANYON ELEMENTARY/CATALDO

NOTE: This project was a documentary, so no photo of it is available.

 

2ND PLACE: David Phenis

“The Atomic Bomb: A Revolution in Warfare of the End of the World”, LOWELL SCOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL

NOTE: This project was a documentary so no photo of it is available.

 

3RD PLACE: Chelsey Parkin

“CAMP RUPERT”, BURLEY JUNIOR HIGH

 

HONORABLE MENTION: Spenser Rikhoff and Eric Clausen

“The Gatling Gun”, LOWELL SCOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL

NOTE: This project was a documentary so no photo of it is available.

 

HONORABLE MENTION: Dan Royle

“Navajo Code Talkers”, LOWELL SCOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL

WINNER: Morgan Klambenes and Megan Hug

“High Heels and Trench Coats, Women Spies from the Civil War to the Present”. ST. STANISLAUS TRI-PARISH SCHOOL

WINNER: Lillian Azevedo

“Pickets Charge: High-Water Mark that Turned The Tide”, BORAH HIGH SCHOOL

UPDATE: Lillian graduated form the University of the South in May 2005 with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Environmental Studies. She has continued with her interest in archaeology and history, working on both paleo and historic sites in Tennessee. She also helped discover and map part of General Braggs retreat, as he passed over and through the University Doman in 1863. She was accepted to two graduate programs in the UK where she will studied Maritime Archaeology. As of 2015, she has a PhD in Archaeology, is teaching part-time at Flagler College in St. Augustine, and is working as an archaeologist for SEARCH.

WINNER: Chris Mayhew, Xian Li, Steven Lee, and Colin McGrath

“Weapons of the Civil War”, EAGLE MIDDLE SCHOOL

WINNER: Elyse and Hillary Thonssen

“Bataan Death March”


Other Cool Stuff

If you would like to send a deployed service member a message, you can do so through one of these sites. Concerns about the safety of regular mail delivery prompted the military to suspend the “To Any Service Member” letter-writing campaign.

https://www.AnySoldier.com
https://www.AnyMarine.com
https://www.AnyAirman.com
https://www.AnySailor.com
https://www.AnyCoastGuardsman.com

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Learn about Idaho Soldiers in Australia during WWII and meet some students from Howard Springs

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