Historic saddles, Lewis and Clark's secret cache, Native American basketry--those are but a few of the 250,000 objects housed in the Idaho State Historical Museum, a landmark of Julia Davis Park. Sunday will be your last chance for a long time to see these antiquities before the museum closes for renovation. It won't open again until sometime in 2017. To celebrate, the museum is giving free admission on Sunday, with Ben and Jerry's ice cream on site.
The renovation will add another 13,000 square feet, making more room for items previously living in storage, giving them a chance to see the light. If you can't make it Sunday, don't worry; the museum will open a temporary space at 214 Broadway Ave. (the former Bureau of Reclamation Building) in early 2015.