Work on new addition has begun at Blaine County Wildlife Museum


September 1, 2021

This photo, looking from Indiana Street toward the north wall of the Wildlife Museum, shows the excavation being made for the new addition to the local museum in Chinook. Dave Taylor, a former member of the museum board, provided the excavation equipment and dump truck to remove fill for the footings for the building. Ken Schubert, in foreground, and Roger Jergeson, driving dump truck, are both current museum board members and were helping with site prep work.

"Journal" readers may have seen the earthmoving equipment working along the north side of the Blaine County Wildlife Museum. That activity is part of the site preparation for a new addition to the existing wildlife museum. The addition was made possible through the generosity of the Brown-Monson Foundation based in New Hampshire. Here's some of the background of the museum, the gift and how the new addition will be used.

A short history of the Blaine County Wildlife Museum

The idea for a wildlife museum in Chinook first began with local resident Bill Harbolt when he learned the Blaine Bank...

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