This museum features Rupert’s 1906 railroad depot, a caboose and a genuine Russell steam engine that has been restored to its original colors.
You’ll see wooden wheeled carts once used by the firemen of an earlier day at the railroad depot in Minidoka. Exhibits include the marble soda fountain, stored since 1926, which still has its original supplies and a display of over 600 bottles and jars. Other artifacts include a permanent wave machine, an arc-light blueprint machine, a restored sheep wagon, horse-drawn farm equipment and items from the historic Minidoka Dam and power plant. See also Rupert’s first jail, a homestead shack, trophies and yearbooks from Rupert High School, built in 1913.