Bingham County Historical Society Museum is located in the John G. Brown mansion, a restored 1905 Southern-style mansion built from local lava rock. The mansion was once thought to be the social center of Blackfoot, Idaho. The 15 rooms, large white columns on the front porch, and sun room show a Southern style of architecture that reflects the architecture found in the Browns’ home state of Tennessee. Exhibits include Native American artifacts, period clothing and furnishings, musical instruments, military uniforms, a doll collection, and numerous historical photos.

The museum is located at 190 N. Shilling, Blackfoot, Idaho
Museum Curator: Brenda Orgill
Museum Phone: (208) 785-8065
For appointments, call Brenda Orgill (208) 604-3209
Hours of operation: The museum is currently closed for the season. The museum’s 2020 summer season will run from June 3 to August 27. The museum’s summer hours are 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. (August 27 is the last day.)
Admission: $2.00 per adult, $1.00 per child (6-17), free for ages 0-5.

Special discounts may be given to groups; call for more information on group discounts.

Bingham County Historical Society Archives

Bingham County Historical Society Archives is located across the street from the museum, in a historic 1918 house that was built by Utah race car driver Ab Jenkins. The Archives contains documents, newspapers, books, and photographs pertaining to Bingham County. The collection is available to the public for research and reference.

121 N Shilling, Blackfoot, Idaho 83221
Head Archivist: Sara Staub
Archives Phone: (208) 785-9906
For appointments, call Sara Staub at (208) 785-2395
Hours of operation: (April 15 to October) Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
Admission: free


BCHS Museum

BCHS Archives