We had a surprise visit from Carol Brocklesby this week -- she came all the way from Florida to visit us and to see the exhibit of potato peelers she donated to the museum in 2013. Her husband, Bill, collected the peelers over a 12-year period. His collection totaled 175 peelers! Sadly, Bill passed away in 2013. Carol donated the collection to the Idaho Potato Museum in remembrance of Bill. We are fortunate to have such a fun collection here and were very lucky to have the opportunity to meet Carol in person!
Hurray! Our Taters for Out-of-Staters arrived Tuesday! We've have so been looking forward to this day! The shipment comes from BASIC AMERICAN FOODS. They donate dehydrated potatoes for the museum to give away to its visitors! What a great gift for the museum and it's visitors! The Idaho Potato Museum's mission is to promote Idaho potatoes through hospitality and education -- it is our partners at Basic American Foods who provide the "hospitality" with the free potato gift for visitors! Thank you Basic American Foods and Mike Curtis who coordinates the deliveries for us! We also want to send out a big Thank You to Deputy Scott Denning from the Wasatch County Sheriff's Office and his work crew for their help unloading and stacking the potatoes! Three Pallets! We could never have done it without them! Thanks to All!