The Museum of Idaho receives only 4.74% of funding from government sources. Other U.S. museums receive an average of 35.50% of funding from the Government. The Museum of Idaho depends more on ticket and store sales than other museums, however, ticket and store sales are not a reliable source of income.
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The current building is inadequate to sustain the traveling exhibit program.
In the current building, the amount of space available for the storage of crates, cases and other exhibit items is 0 square feet. The amount of space for unpacking and prepping artifacts for display is 0 square feet. The workspace available to repair and build exhibit items is 0 square feet.
There are over 23,000 objects not displayed because of limited space. These objects include:
We have not addressed important topics that shaped Idaho history such as mining, agriculture, immigration, the formation of state and territory, geology and the Idaho ecosystem. We have inadequately explored Idaho’s prehistory, native cultures, trappers and early explorers and natural history.
This will be accomplished through the successful development of the Museum of Idaho’s Capital Campaign that will address two major goals to achieve a sustainable institution.
Estimated cost of the addition/expansion: $3 million | Raised to date: $2.3 million
Goal Total: $6 million | Raised to date: $4.1 million
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The Museum of Idaho has received a $500,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). All contributions designated for the expansion will be used to match and to be expended for the approved purposes of this grant.