Friday, September 24, 2010

Idaho State Historical Museum Comes to Life on Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 12:08 PM

The activity level in Downtown Boise will be insane on Saturday, Sept. 25.

Not only will thousands be flooding into the area for the much-anticipated Boise State vs. Oregon State game, thousands more heading downtown for ESPN's GameDay broadcast, and, oh yeah, thousands more filling the streets for the annual Women's Fitness Celebration, but the Idaho State Historical Society will be holding its annual Museum Comes to Life event in Julia Davis Park.

From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., living history exhibits will fill the park near the Idaho State Historic Museum, allowing the public to learn firsthand about things like jousting, the life of a fur trapper, spinning wool and Civil War-era dances.

The Museum's Lewis and Clark Discovery Trail in the Pioneer Village—which recently had a facelift—will be open to the public, while the Society for Creative Anachronism will show Renaissance life in tent houses. The Lifeways exhibit will focus on 12,000 years of Native American life, while Benjamin Franklin and Daniel Boone (or actors portraying them) will be on hand to share insight into their eras.

Admission to the event is free, although the challenging part might be just getting there.

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