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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: Denise Mickelson
Museum Phone: (208) 785-8065
Hours of operation: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm (closed on Sundays). To visit the museum on Wednesday, please gain access by first visiting the Archive building across the street at 121 N Shilling.
Admission: Ages 14-64:  $5.00.  Ages 4-13 and Seniors:  $3.00.  Children age 3 and under are free.

Bingham County Historical Society individual memberships are $20 and include free admission to the museum for the member and one guest.

Bingham County Historical Society family memberships are $45 and include free admission to the museum.

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:  Lynda Bales
Archives Phone: (208) 785-9906

Hours of operation: (April 15 to October) Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm and Thursday 9 am to 2 pm.
Admission: free

Maps

BCHS Museum

BCHS Archives