A gala salute to Wallace’s history and its designation as entirely listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Speakers, historic home and museum tours, guided tours of old Burke and more. Help us celebrate our colorful past in the most colorful time of the year . Hurry limited number of spaces available.
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Wallace Fall for History Festival
September 30 @ 10:00 am - October 3 @ 5:00 pm$20.00
Mining, our legacy
Thursday, September 30
7 p.m. – Fall For History 2021 kicks off at the Dayrock Underground with “Mining the Magnates and Mavericks” – an open-mike event to share tidbits about the enterprising men and women who left their mark on mining and on Wallace. Complimentary hors d’oeurves. No-host bar.
Friday, October 1
2-5 p.m. – “Mining the Museums and Manuscripts” – a “hop on, hop off” trolley tour of Wallace museums, with readings that bring the Silver Valley’s rich history to life, and guided tours of the Mining Heritage Exhibition, with scavenger hunts and gold-panning demonstrations. Free; donations appreciated.
2-5 p.m. – “Mining, Art” Self guided tours of sculptures, paintings, sketches and photography produced and inspired by Silver Valley mines and miners. Works include those of James Buckham and Joel Tankersley. (Repeats Saturday).
6 p.m. – “Claim Your Grubstake” Dinner and Program, Elks Lodge – Enjoy a steak and chicken dinner and learn about the Silver Valley’s mining districts from experts in the field. Advance tickets $20 per person. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Saturday, October 2
9 a.m. – Gather at the Wallace Carnegie Library for a short presentation by Gravis Tech on a new website of “then and now” photos of historic Burke. Then, board a bus for a two-hour Burke Canyon Tour narrated by expert Charlie Mooney. Bus departs at 9:30 a.m. $20 per person.
1:30 p.m. – A repeat of the morning program, starting at the Carnegie Library with a short presentation by Gravis Tech on its website of “then and now” photos of historic Burke. Then, board a bus at 2 p.m. for a two-hour tour of the Burke Canyon by Charlie Mooney. $20 per person.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Self-guided tours at Northern Pacific Depot Museum, Wallace Mining Museum,Barnard-Stockbridge Museum and Mine Heritage Exhibition, with gold panning demonstrations at Mine Heritage Exhibition. Donations appreciated. Sierra Silver Mine Tour will offer FFH discounts on tickets to the mine tour. Call SSMT at 208 752- 5151 for tickets and reservations.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. – “Mining, Art” Self guided tours of sculptures, paintings, sketches and photography produced and inspired by Silver Valley mines and miners. Works include those of Ken Lonn, the late John Darrington, James Buckham and Joel Tankersley.
Sunday, October 3
10 a.m. – “Give Me That Old-time Religion” – The circuit-riding preacher will arrive at the old Methodist Church in Wallace to share inspiration, laced with the spiritual tunes of yesteryear and a bit of “fire and brimstone.” Everyone welcome. Freewill offering to benefit Sixth Street Theater. Marriage vow renewal available following service.
12 noon – 3 p.m. – “The Second Stories” – Our traditional FFH home tour goes upstairs to tour apartments above downtown businesses. Savor the charm, see the changes, envision the past and appreciate the present. Small group tours leave 30 minutes apart; call to reserve your time. Enjoy a reception at Wallace Carnegie Library after your tour. Advance tickets $20 each.
All Fall For History attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the new ‘Mine-Made Map & Guide to the Coeur d’Alene Mining District.” For Fall For History reservations or other information, contact the Historic Wallace Chamber at 208.753,7151 or email WallaceIdahoChamber@gmail.com