My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Museum Of North Idaho Inc, Coeur D Alene, ID, USA
The Museum of North Idaho is an invaluable resource in tracing the history of our lands. The museum too often serves as the last hope for collecting and keeping safe the records that document the myriad vectors of our history. The museum stands guard protecting historical artifacts and facts with respect to the cultures of our indigenous peoples, early white settlers, and various early and more recent notable entrepreneurs, cultural icons, railroad barons, timber and mining magnates, and so many imperfect but certain giants from whom we humbly step forward. Through the museum’s personnel and it’s collections, a wider and more complete historical photograph is provided of our heritage.
As an intrepid environmental consultant, I am often called upon to research the history of parcels of real estate to determine whether there is or has been the possibility of a significant release of hazardous materials or petroleum products. Assisted by the museum, the past uses of properties are researched as far back as records allow. For every parcel assessed, real and metaphorical historical photographs of property uses are pieced together, depicting the strife and sometimes humor of day to day operation, and key milestones both tragic and triumphant. Although these photographs are never 100 percent complete, the museum is often my only hope to improve resolution, in the effort to resolve or characterize environmental concerns, to promote effective and safe redevelopment, to increase the efficiency of our local lands, and improve local employment and tax revenue. Truly – the Museum of North Idaho is an invaluable resource.