Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 27, 1976 · Page 82
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Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho · Page 82

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Friday, February 27, 1976
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t$t IdahoFm Press, Friday, February 27. me - F-2 Society works to restore depot building ·* Grand opening ceremony is planned during July The Union Pacific Railroad has donated the former Nampa depot building for use as a Canyon County Historical Society Museum and has teased the land to the society as well as a portion of land to the west where a building will be constructed to house displays of larm implements and other large items. Woodwork in the entry way and ticket window area will be re- jurned to the original wood finish, and a new archway, similar to the original, is nearing completion. Displays have been erected in the restored ladies' waiting room at the museum building. One archway and adjoining wood panelling have been restored to resemble features of the original depot interior. :| On the cover ', Once Ihe Oregon Short Line and Ihe Union Pacific railroad ^passenger depot, one of Nampa's oldest buildings has ·become the Canyon County Historical Society Museum, ; With the help of Rob Moore's 19OT Rule* touring car, local ^officials commemorate the new mission of Ihe Nampa depol -during this 200th anniversary of the American Revolution, i Fred Hallberg, left, president of Ihe historical society, and Jl-arry McShane, chairman of Ihe Nampa Bicentennial Commission, raise the American and (he Bicentennial flags, »hile Nampa Mayor El nest Starr, standing, and Moore, lend ^authenticity to the historical moment with their touring ;"duslers." · The museum, undergoing renovation to near-original 'condition, has been opened to the public during specified ·Jxmrc while work on the building continues. An official grand ·^opening has been scheduled during the first part of July . Itlt, some n years after Ihe original grand opening which 'took place in !M1 when the depot construction was com- 'pkrttd. The photo Is by Nick I.ong. The mail window from the Huston Post Office has been donated to the historical society. The ladies' waiting room of the depot has been'completed due to th* volunteers working evenings and weekends. The Nampa High School Club and several *

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