Idaho-ology

What’s in the box

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What’s in the box by Deborah Chessey, MOI Director of Marketing The space phone arrived in my office in a standard shipping box. The return address was from NASA, and it was addressed to me. I knew exactly what it was: a satellite phone being sent to the museum ahead of Dr. James Green, NASA’s […]

Idaho-ology

Our cursed artifacts

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Our cursed artifacts by Deborah Chessey, MOI Director of Marketing The story of how the Museum of Idaho came to possess allegedly cursed Egyptian artifacts needs to be prefaced with a bit of history. In November 1922, two men broke through the wall of an unknown tomb in the Egyptian desert. One man peered in. […]

Idaho-ology

Museum folk

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Museum folk by Deborah Chessey, MOI Director of Marketing If there is one thing all museum folk have in common, it is our desire to say “TA-DA!” with flair as we watch you gasp at the wonder we have revealed. It’s a perk of our jobs that we all anticipate. Even the most stone-faced among […]

Idaho-ology

Behind the curtain

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Behind the curtain by Deborah Chessey, MOI Director of Marketing During this COVID-19 shutdown, the museum staff is still plugging away. All of us are now working from home, except the crew that is remodeling in preparation for our new Way Out West exhibit is still on site, making dramatic changes to the exhibit space. […]