Idaho has been around for many years. Originally this territory overlapped with other states such as Montana and most of Wyoming, but legislator’s decided to reduce its size. At that time, Idaho was officially classified as a territory in the United States on March 4, 1863. The territory did not become a state until nearly 30 years later. During its time as a territory, many settlers moved to this area and continued to develop the land and its resources. Finally, on July 3, 1890, Idaho became the 43rd state to enter into the United States.
The Museum Comes to Life
The Idaho State Historical Society presents its annual living history day. This celebration is scheduled to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Idaho becoming a territory of the United States. The museum has many fun activities planned for the day such as interactive displays and exhibits, as well as live entertainment. Performers are scheduled to play throughout the event, making each minute as fun-filled as the last. Vendors will also be serving food and beverages, and both the Boy and Girl Scouts will be represented, selling products in order to raise money for their troops.
Join the Idaho State Historical Museum for this patriotic celebration of this wonderful territory turned state. This event will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2013. It is scheduled to begin at 9 AM and will continue throughout the day, ending at 4 PM. The annual living history day is a free event, making it the perfect occasion for spending quality time with family. All entertainment performers, as well as the exhibits and displays, are appropriate for visitors of all ages. There will be visual demonstrations as well as hands-on exhibits that reveal life at the time that Idaho became a territory. Bring your whole family for a day filled with fun and learning while paying homage to the historical representation of this time period.