A Tradition of Service: Honoring Fort Hall Veterans

The Idaho Museum of Natural History is proud to announce the opening of A Tradition of Service: Honoring Fort Hall Veterans exhibit on August 9, 2013. The exhibit features information on Native American service in the military, highlighting Fort Hall military service, from the Indian Wars to the conflicts of the present day. Information panels and military gear related to Indian Scouts and 20th Century warfare are included in the exhibit.


Left to Right: Pudada and Wesley Takeena; both Bannock, circa 1905 (IMNH 253.257)

A Tradition of Service: Honoring Fort Hall Veterans is running in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit Native Words, Native Warriors which runs until September 29, 2013.

IMNH is also participating in the Blue Star Museum initiative. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day, May 27, through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members.  IMNH would also like to extend these same benefits to any active-duty firefighters or police visiting the museum, with accompanying ID.

The Idaho Museum of Natural History is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and is located on the campus of Idaho State University.  Admission for adults is $5 and children K-12 are $1. For more information feel free to call the museum at 208-282-3168, visit our website at imnh.isu.edu, or like us on Facebook or Twitter.