REDFISH VISITOR CENTER AND STANLEY MUSEUM OPEN FOR SEASON

Release Date: Jun 13, 2012  

DATE:  JUNE 13, 2012 

CONTACT:  TERRY CLARK, Executive Director

 PHONE:  208-720-6861

 

REDFISH VISITOR CENTER AND STANLEY MUSEUM OPEN FOR SEASON:  LENGTH OF SEASON AND PROGRAMS EXPANDED

 

STANLEY, IDAHO….The Redfish Center at Redfish Lake and the Stanley Museum are now open and providing services to visitors.

According to Program Coordinator, Jessica Haas, the Redfish Center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through September 16th.  “Our programs at the Center have expended this year due to the great success we had last year,” Haas said.  “We have an awesome bunch of naturalists this year who will be offering an exciting line up of programs.”

The Center offers an art gallery featuring local artists, exhibits, displays and video programs as well as evening campfire programs, guided nature walks, Redfish Lake boat tours, discovery stations and Junior Ranger programs.

The Stanley Museum, located between Stanley and Lower Stanley, is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Displays, exhibits and historical buildings at this site offer information about local area history.  Special programs are also conducted for kids.

Both Redfish Center and the Museum, as well as the Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series, are sponsored and operated by the Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association (SIHA) and their partners.  This will be the 5th year for the Forum and Lecture Series.  Lectures are presented every Friday evening in July and August on a variety of local topics.  Experts in their field provide a series of educational programs on bears, salmon, Shoshone Indian mythology and legends, mining history, birds of prey, Bart Evermann Journals, wolverines and so on.  For specific information on these programs, please visit the Association’s website at   www.DiscoverSawtooth.org

“Last year more than 10,000 visitors went through the Redfish Center,” said Terry Clark, SIHA’s Executive Director.  “In addition, there were 2,000 more people of all ages who attended naturalist guided programs such as nature walks, campfire programs and Redfish Lake boat tours, and more than 4,000 people visited the Stanley Museum.  1,100 people attended the Forum and Lecture Series.  As a result of our successes last year we have added one more naturalist at the Redfish Center and an historic specialist at the Museum.”  

SIHA, a member-based – not for profit organization, was formed in 1972 to provide interpretive and educational programs on the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.  Since that time a number of groups and organizations have partnered with SIHA.  Partners include the Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch, Redfish Lake Lodge, United Way of South Central Idaho, The Sawtooth Society, Val A. Browning Foundation, Jones Family Foundation and the Sawtooth Mountain Mamas.