Join us for an evening featuring guest speaker Ray Brooks, who will speak on the mountain climbing history of Blaine County. Ray was born and raised in Ketchum, and was the founder of the legendary “Decker Flats Climbing and Frisbee Club”. Members of this club painted the iconic works onto Pioneer Cabin “The higher you get, the higher you get”. Excerpt from Idahoclimbingguide.com: Ray became a climbing force in the Sawtooths in the 1970s. He has contributed outstanding articles on his 1970s climbing experience in the Sawtooths. Check them out in the Climbing History Section or use the links below. Also check out Ray’s recent article on mining and Lemhi Range peaks in the vicinity of Big Windy Peak which was published in Idaho Magazine, entitled Of Mountains and Mines. This is a free public event.
Join us to see our new exhibit “In Pursuit of the Mountains: A Local History of Mountaineering” where we explore the history and motivations of local mountain expeditions and conservation. Topics covered are first ascents and surveying, the U.S. Forest Service and SNRA, and C.C.C. Camps. The story of Robert and Miriam Underhill, world-renowned mountain climbers from the 1930’s is also featured, as well as more recent mountain climbers of note. The BCHM has partnered with the SNRA and Forest Service for some artifacts on loan in the display. This exhibit will be featured through the 2022 season. Hours are 11:00-5:00 Monday- Saturday, 1:00-5:00 Sundays. Admission is Free. Private museum tours can be arranged.
Join us for the unveiling of a William G. Pomeroy historic marker on the National Votes for Women Trail. Guest Speaker: Hannalore Hein, State Historian from Idaho State Historical Society will give a talk on women’s suffrage and Abigail Scott Duniway’s role in Idaho giving women the right to vote, as well as Abigail’s presence in Hailey, Idaho. This is a free outdoor event. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided.