Recent Acquisitions and New Displays

The Thamm family piano box buggy, which was built in 1906 and has been a part of the museum collection for years, has recently been restored to pristine condition by local wheelwright Wayne Orvik. This pretty little buggy is on display in the back room of the museum, next to the 1929 Model A Ford Roadster.

David F. Harrison’s fanciful model railroad train depiction of the Ketchum – Hill City line touches on the county’s historical themes with depictions of mountains and rivers, sheep herding and mining, farming and ski hills. An accompanying book, The Train to Sun Valley: Sheep, Mud and Tourists, includes historical photos and pictures of the N-scale track winding through its miniature environment.

The hospital display of the museum now includes three items newly taken out of storage: an early, rather sinister-looking X-ray machine from Dr. Wright’s office; a handsome wicker wheelchair donated by Dr. Hawkes; and an oxygen-air pressure lock, otherwise known as an infant’s iron lung.