The Community Library Regional History Museum
180 1st Street East, Ketchum, Open Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 1pm - 5pm
The Community Library's Regional History Museum is located at First & Washington (in Forest Service Park) in Ketchum. During the Trailing of the Sheep Festival, the Library will be featuring a new traveling exhibit about the Virginia City Treaty ‘IN GOOD FAITH’ running August 28, 2019 – October 26, 2019. The Museum houses several exhibits and stories about the intersection of the rich ranching and agricultural history with other historical eras in the Wood River Valley and Central Idaho. This is an amazing collection not to be missed. All are welcome and admission is free.
Lane Mercantile Historic Site
Main Street & Sun Valley Road, Ketchum
Enoteca Restaurant & Wine Bar is presently located in the Lane Mercantile Building. It is the historic site of the sheep men’s gathering place for years. It was there that lamb prices, the weather and other important topics of conversation were debated during the time that millions of sheep trailed through the Valley in the early 1900s. It was during this time that Ketchum became the largest sheep shipping center in the world next to Sydney, Australia. Be sure to check out the original sign on the back of the building: "Eat more lamb. It's delicious!"
Blaine County Historical Museum
218 North Main Street, Hailey, Monday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm, Sunday, 1pm - 5pm
Blaine County Historical Museum visitors can explore the Wood River Valley’s colorful historical past, view vignettes of ranches, mines, schools, period fashions, and various displays of the life that early inhabitants and pioneers experienced. A children’s scavenger hunt throughout the museum is a new fun addition. Admission is free of charge.
The Community Library Center for Regional History
415 Spruce Avenue, Ketchum, Open Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
The Community Library Center for Regional History offers many resources including historical books and chronicles, oral histories and remarkable photographs documenting the sheep ranching industry of Central Idaho. On Friday, October 11, the Trailing of the Sheep Festival will offer a unique free afternoon event “Sheep Ranching - Questions & Answers” with Henry Etcheverry & Ranching Friends from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm in The Community Library’s John A. and Carol O. Moran Lecture Hall. During the Festival, the Library will also be featuring a new traveling exhibit, “IN GOOD FAITH,” about the Virginia City Treaty in their Regional History Museum, located at 180 1st Street East in Ketchum (Forest Service Park) and running August 28, 2019 – October 26, 2019. All are welcome and admission is free.
Hailey Public Library Exhibit
Main Street and Croy, Hailey, Monday 10am - 6pm, Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 7pm and Saturday 10am - 6pm
The Hailey Public library will showcase an exhibit of the Martyn Mallory Collection photos and display collected works on the Basque culture and the history of sheep herding in Idaho and the West. Material on textile crafts and animal care will also be exhibited. Please visit and enjoy. Admission is free of charge.