Backstory and Context
The building was built for dance and theater classes and productions. The Kirkham had major historical significance as a place of refuge in the aftermath of the Teton Dam Flood in 1976. It was a place to give much needed supplies to those in need. The Kirkham has also had a reputation for being supposedly haunted throughout the years, though the identity of the ghost is still a mystery. Throughout its history, the Kirkham has served the students and community alike, with college graduation ceremonies, beauty pageants, and cultural celebrations. Though the Kirkham will be demolished soon, its memory will live on in the lives and memories of those who have shared in its history and significance.
BYU-Idaho Public History Class Spring 2019. "Remembering Rexburg: Shirley's Drive-In", Accessed April 11th 2020. https://www.byui.edu/radio/remembering-rexburg-season-1-podcast.