You’re invited to Fall For History in Wallace

Visit Wallace for 2018 Fall For History, coming Thursday, October 4Sunday, October 7!

What a place for an historic weekend, coming up this October 4-7, 2018. With a fascinating history, Wallace is entirely listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was named one of America’s Great Places by the American Planning Association. Home to three museums, two Hall of Fame Rails to Trails routes, two ski resorts, thousands of miles of off road trails, a dozen saloons, restaurants, hotels and much more. Take it all in, this year!


Below is just a sample of what’s on tap for Fall for History 2018.

Sample of History Presentations:

If Trails Could Talk.” On this 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, Forest Service personnel and historians will discuss historic trails of Idaho and America, on Oct. 4.

Experience the Pulaski.” Local historian Jim See will share the story of Ed Pulaski and his firefighters, on Oct. 5.

Great Land Rush of 1889.” Don’t miss this keynote dinner show on Oct. 6! History sleuth Ron Roizen will tell the riveting story behind the 1889 land rush in Wallace – and accompanying shenanigans. His talk will explore the rush, its prehistory (including the story behind Sioux Half-Breed Scrip), and the ultimate resolution of land issues. Those who attended Ron’s talk last year on the Rossi murder case will know what a delightful and knowledgeable presenter he is. A resident since 1997, he holds a Ph.D. in sociology and last year published “A Child’s Eye View,” the diary of Mary White Gordon, who grew up in Wallace during the Big Burn of 1910.

Sample of History Tours:

Preserving Historic Homes.” Join preservation expert Shannon Sardell Oct. 6 on a trolley tour of residential Wallace as she points out features worthy of preservation or attention.

Stairway to History.” NP Railroad Museum curator Shauna Hillman will lead a tour on Oct. 7 of unique stairways and staircases, inside and out.

Historic Homes and Hot Tea.” Join us Oct. 7 to tour four historic Wallace homes and two beautiful churches, ending with refreshments at a Wallace home. Reservations required!

Sample of History Entertainment:
Poetry, Prose, and Ponderings.” Literary works presented by by Silver Valley Writers on Oct. 5.

Cemetery Comes to Life.” Catch a trolley on Oct. 6 to historic Nine Mile Cemetery, where volunteers will portray some of the notable and notorious who are buried there. Trolley leaves approximately every 30 minutes, 2 to 4 p.m. from Depot Museum.

Those are just a sample! Click below for the complete schedule and registration.

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Getting here is easy. Take Exit 61 or 62 off I-90. Click for MAP»

The Saturday evening dinner show tickets are SOLD OUT.

We hope to see you for our Fall For History events! See more about about Wallace’s heritage on our History of Wallace page»
For more information or to reserve a place at any of our events, please contact: Wallace, Idaho Chamber of Commerce at 208.753.7151 or email us»