Looking Back

Desert Memories

As empty as the land might look, there is a lot of history in Idaho Falls’ backyard: 890 square miles of land now called Idaho National Laboratory.

In Their Own Words

What did early residents think of Idaho Falls? Museum of Idaho staff compiled a range of accounts that show what early settlers thought of our city.

A Continuing Legacy

True to form, Johnson Brothers, Inc. has met 2020 with optimism, energy and a can-do attitude, and even found events to celebrate along the way.

A Historical Road Trip Across Eastern Idaho

Are you looking for an educational road trip? There are plenty of spots to visit close by where you can satisfy your adventurous spirit and learn a little more about our region.

Passing the Time

As you might expect, some of the first social entertainment options for locals included agricultural fairs, school and church activities and balls, all in place by the 1880s as families began to join the mostly male settlers who arrived here first.

Funland of Opportunity

Once upon a time, back in a browline-glasses America, some 500 “kiddielands” dotted the country.

We Christen Thee Idaho!

The Gem State was honored with the naming of the USS Idaho (BB 42), launched in 1917 and later commissioned for action in World War II.

Walking Tour of Things That Are Gone

A lot of our early history isn’t there anymore—at least, not in the same way. Check out this downtown Idaho Falls walking tour of things that are gone.

The Island That Time Forgot

Keefer’s Island is one of those rare places that means exactly what it’s supposed to. A rugged island in the middle of a growing city. A curiosity.

Idaho History Fun Facts

How much do you know about the Gem State? The fun thing about history is that there are always new discoveries occurring, providing us with more information to learn from as time goes on.

A Day in History

On August 28, 1891 Eagle Rock became Idaho Falls.

Name Origins of Idaho Falls Area Schools

Learn the origins of names of Idaho Falls area schools.

Trunk Tale

It’s not just you. Studying the history of Idaho Falls, one can’t help but notice that a number of significant stories across the decades feature the same shifty character: wind.

Come for the Whiskey, Stay for the Cowboy Justice

If you make only one stop in Eagle Rock on your trek through the territory, Dick Chamberlain’s saloon is a good option.

Girls in White

History comes to life in the form of a perfectly preserved wedding dress.

Old Structure, New Era

Historic gem finds new life in the heart of downtown.

NEW Special Section: Discovering Downtown

Explore the treasures of our city's historic heart with the Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation

Pages in Production

The November issue of IFM is landing in a mailbox near you.

A Connection to History

Learning a lost art with the Weaving, Spinning, and Fiber Arts Guild of Idaho Falls.

A Spudtacular Celebration

September festivities return to Shelley for the 91st annual Spud Day.