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Fall For History

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 10:00am

Various Venues
Wallace, ID 83873

With a fascinating history, Wallace is entirely listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was named one of America’s Great Places by the American Planning Association. Home to three museums, two Hall of Fame Rails to Trails routes, two ski resorts, thousands of miles of off road trails, a dozen saloons, restaurants, hotels and much more.


“Wallace Whisperings” - 10 a.m., Wallace Mining Museum. Silver Valley Writers will share prose and poems of  Wallace and the Valley.

“Then/Now App Tour” - 10 a.m., NPR Depot lawn. Wallace businesswoman and software developer Sera White will lead an app tour of Wallace buildings, then and now. Bring your smart phone. (limit 25)

“Bicycle Soldiers of Fort Missoula” - 11 a.m., Wallace Mining Museum. Learn about this fascinating part of Idaho/Montana history from the Frontier Regulars (reenactors from Spokane area).

“Idaho Rocks & Gems” - 11 a.m., Johnson's Gems,  6th and Bank Street. See and hear about Idaho's gems from local expert Brenda Johnson. (limit 25)

“19th Century Warfare And Weapons” - 1 p.m., Wallace Mining Museum. Civil War reenactor and vintage weapons expert James Teague will share his knowledge on guns and battles.

“Cemetery Comes to Life” - Assigned times, noon to 4 p.m., from NPR Depot. Catch a trolley to historic Nine Mile Cemetery where a tour guide will introduce you to actors portraying the notable and notorious of Wallace history. Admission benefits the non-profit Cemetery Association.

“Medical Advances in the late 19th Century” - 3 p.m., NPR Depot. Reenactor Mike Inman will discuss medical advances that resulted from Civil War combat medicine.

“Fans and Frivolity in the 19th Century” - 6 p.m., Wallace Firehouse. A dinner theater featuring “proper ladies” of the Civil War era, in their finery. Reservations required. Dinner at 6 p.m.; presentation at 7 p.m.

This event listing provided for the Wallace community events calendar. Community events are not associated with or sponsored by AARP, but may be of interest to you. If you have an event to share, let us know!

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