Events and Projects

River Through Time (retired)


Save the Martin House Project

Martin House

Gem County's Oldest Plank House, built in 1878 - needs to be moved to a public location

Needs are:
Engineering and framing costs
Internal structural support
Restoration of leakage area
House moving expenses
Internal and external restoration

History of Martin House

Brief Historical Walking Tour

Before the arrival of the railroad, in 1902, Downtown Emmett was a few board and batten buildings west of present West Main St.
The brick buildings we see today seem to have started with the Russell Hotel and the Dewey Saloon across the street and moved east.
Here is a brief history of some of those historic brick buildings. Download Historical Walking Tour PDF

Contributions may be mailed to the museum at 501 E. 1st, Emmett, ID 83617
or dropped by the museum, afternoons, Wednesday-Saturday

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Serving Gem County since 1973.

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