Opening its doors in 1981, Jerome County Historical Museum is a business located in the Southern Railway Depot. It is dedicated to preserving the county's history and features exhibits that highlight important events, developments, and people. Containing several exhibits and an entire library that stores newspapers and volumes from throughout the area’s history, tourists are encouraged to stop by and learn of Jerome County’s fascinating history.
Established in 1981,
the Jerome County Historical Museum is in the historic Southern Railway Depot. Several
exhibits are open here, all of which teach about the county’s history. These
include one of the most successful Carey Irrigation Act projects in the country
(the Act allowed private companies to build irrigation systems in the Western
states to help farmers who could not do them on their own) and the Minidoka
Relocation Camp, which was in the nearby town of Hunt and one of several camps
that Japanese-Americans were forced to live in during WWII. The museum also
features a research library that contains over one hundred bound volumes of
newspapers and other items such as maps, obituaries, and various records.