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Sun Valley Museum of History, Ketchum

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
n February of 2014, the Community Library Association in Ketchum, Idaho began an exciting new program when it assumed operation of the former Ski and Heritage Museums. The Ketchum / Sun Valley Historical Society worked closely with the Library’s Board of Trustees and administration to transact this change in an effort to strengthen the museum’s presence in the community. The City of Ketchum—from the mayor to council members to Parks and Recreation staff—joined the effort, while the community enthusiastically supported it. This collaborative project presents tremendous opportunities for Sun Valley to share its rich historical traditions with local residents and visitors alike.

Located in the historic Forest Service Park, the museum buildings feature two exhibition spaces and a collections center. Under the library’s direction, the 1933 buildings, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will showcase exhibits that detail the region’s cultural heritage: from the first inhabitants, to miners and ranchers, to destination skiers, to artists and athletes. Our history is diverse, and we will tell that story through engaging exhibitions and powerful programs.
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  • It was free when I was there and I was glad I went, even though it is small. It has the most photographs of Ernest Hemingway when he was in Ketchum. Along with the library, it also features a walking....  more »
  • This is not a very big museum but it is a great look at the history of skiing and the part Sun Valley has played. If you want to spend an hour or two relaxing and enjoying a bit of history it is...  more »
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  • This is a fascinating museum if you actually read through it all.
  • This museum has a skiing section showing how skis and related equipment have evolved over the years.

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