November 12, 2016
Our newest exhibit explores fires in Idaho. Wildfires are a natural part of Idaho’s arid landscape. For as long as forests and grasslands have covered the earth’s surface, seasonal fires have consumed, renewed and shaped them. Plants and animals of our region have adopted ways to live with fire, but changes to fire frequency and the ever-expanding human population into wild spaces brings new challenges. Living With Fire is a new exhibit that looks at how Idahoans have dealt with this force of nature, from the Great Idaho Fire of 1910 to the Charlotte Fire in Pocatello a century later.
The Bureau of Land Management and Pocatello Fire Department with their fire engines will be on hand. In addition, we will have hands-on fire craft activities and don’t forget to take a selfie with Smokey Bear’s cut-out!