Know your eras, or how to sound smart when you talk about dinosaurs People whip out long words when talking about dinosaurs, and if you’re like most of us, the words fly right overhead scaring everyone, like a pterodactyl. So we here at MOI have done a bit of research
The Presidents of Idaho, or how Grover Cleveland saved our state But there haven’t been any presidents from Idaho, you say. Well, yes. Technically, that’s true. But a number of our commanders-in-chief have had major impacts on Idaho, and vice versa. Some highlights: Thomas Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark to
NASA invented that? Pres. John F. Kennedy and astronaut John Glenn inspect a Mercury capsule in 1962. Throughout the term of our Space: A Journey to Our Future exhibit, which wraps up this week at MOI, our appreciation for NASA has swelled. If you’re into space already, you don’t need
A brief, gross history of taxidermy An inland grizzly bear mount on display at MOI In honor of our upcoming inaugural Slightly Irreverent Tour, the theme of which is “Crap Taxidermy” (Nov. 10 – buy tickets here), we present a brief, mildly disturbing history of stuffing animals. We have that
Origins of Idaho place names Last week, we did a little research in our archives about place names in Idaho, which is already fun. Then we opened it up to the public on our Facebook page, and the response was fantastic. You asked about your town, and we found answers.