1st May 2012

The Smithsonian Exhibit “The Way We Worked”
Schedule of Events
May 12 – June 23, 2012

The Museum Exhibit will be open to the public
Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm
Sunday Noon – 4pm


The Smithsonian traveling exhibit, The Way We Worked, is almost here. This is a wonderful and exciting theme. Americans identify with their work and love to talk, or complain, about it. The exhibit opens at the Boundary County Museum on May 12th and runs through June 23rd. We will once again have a great learning, educational and entertainment opportunity. We can showcase our Boundary County history, explore who we are and how we define ourselves. In addition to the traveling exhibit, many local individuals, groups and organizations will be taking part. Mark your calendar for May 12th from 2:00-5:00 pm for the grand opening festivities at the Museum.


Saturday, May 19, 10am-4pm – Historic Snyder Guard Station Bonners Ferry Ranger District is planning an event to celebrate of the history and recent renovation. Scheduled events will focus on traditional skills and sharing our past.

Saturday, June 2-9, 9am-3pm – Vintage Tractor Display on the old bridge at the north end of Main Street in Bonners Ferry

Friday, June 8, 7pm – Local Mining History and Boundary County Geology, by Tom Weitz and Mark McFadden at the Museum

Saturday, June 9, 7pm – Local Civic Organizations, discussion lead by Ron Sukenic at the Museum

Tuesday, June 12, 7pm – Let’s Walk About, a historical overview of stories and past technologies exhibited at our Museum by Staff and Volunteers at the Museum

Friday, June 15, 6pm – Death of Photography and the Rise of Digital Imaging by Jerry Pavia, Tim Cary and Brent Rosengrant at the Museum

Saturday, June 16, 2pm – The Border Patrol in North Idaho, History of the Border Patrol in Boundary County, at the Museum

Wednesday, June 20, 10am – Brewed in Idaho, morning formum by Herman Ronnenberg, afternoon tour of the Kootenai River Brewery with free samples during lunch, meet at the Museum to begin

Friday, June 22, 6pm – Multiple Use Management of Our Forest: Where do we go from here? by Alan Flory at the Museum

Saturday, June 23, 2pm-4pm – Exhibit Closing Program, Final Day of The Way We Worked, “Working the Musical” based on Studs Terkel’s novel, arranged and directed by Victoria Thompson with local singers and musicians at the Museum

***** More events will be posted…Please check in and see what is coming next! *****

If you like what you see, please consider a small donation so we can keep our Museum operating.
Thank you for your consideration!

The Smithsonian Exhibit “The Way We Worked”
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