The Crossroads Transportation Museum being built in Celebration Park outside Melba will aim to educate children about the park’s Native American habitation sites, petroglyphs and relics, and the travels of fur traders, cattle drives and wagon trains.
The Idaho Press-Tribune
reported this morning that the exterior of the museum should be complete within the next few weeks, letting Canyon County Parks, Recreation and Waterways officials move forward with the next phase.
Officials anticipate the doors will open this fall, but no exact date has been pinpointed. Construction on the 3,422-square-foot building started in November 2012 with plans for a partial opening last fall, but weather and construction delays slowed the project.
Celebration Park is Idaho’s first and only archeological park, nestled beside the Snake River. The museum will highlight the railroad that crossed historic Guffey Bridge, the steamboats that went down the Snake, and the army expedition that tried to find an alternative route for the Oregon Trail to the south.