New Interpretive Exhibit at Rock Creek Station/Stricker Store and Home Site

Rock Creek Station/Stricker Store - Interpretive Exhibit Overview

Rock Creek Station/Stricker Store - Interpretive Exhibit Panel

Rock Creek Station/Stricker Store - Map

An interpretive exhibit has recently been installed in the visitor’s center at the Rock Creek Station/Stricker Store and Home Site, which is owned by the Idaho State Historical Society and operated by the Friends of Stricker Ranch, Inc. Located 14 miles southeast of Twin Falls, the multi-year project was funded through the Transportation Enhancement program of the Federal Highway Administration and administered by Highway District 4 (Shoshone) of the Idaho Transportation Department.

The exhibit covers the story of the Rock Creek area from prehistoric times through the development of irrigation in the area with special emphasis on transportation themes and the story of the Herman & Lucy Stricker family, who settled there in the 1870s.

The exhibit was designed and fabricated by TAG Historical Research & Consulting, a Boise-based firm which provides a variety of history-based services. TAG worked with ISHS staff and the Friends of the Stricker Ranch, Inc., to develop the exhibit themes and text. Images used in the layout are from the ISHS collections.

The layout incorporates both wall panels and floor units. The floor units have been designed for removal so that the visitors’ center can accommodate meetings and special presentations when needed. The exhibit will be open to the public this fall during normal operating hours. A grand opening is planned for spring 2011.