2455 Old Penitentiary Road

Boise, ID 83712 (Next to the Old Pen)

Current Hours

Currently closed for the winter. Re-opening has not been scheduled. Stay tuned!

Free Admission!

Tours and other programs available.

Shirley Ewing

Shirley Ewing joined the IMMG in 2004 and within a couple years was on the board and deeply immersing herself in all aspects of the museum. Her late father, Bill Ewing, was one of a small number of Founding Fathers of the IMMG, and Shirley felt she could carry on his love of Idaho mining and geology by volunteering at the museum. Shirley retired from the Boise Independent School District in 2003, having spent the last 19 years as the principal at Pierce Park and later Cynthia Mann schools. After two years as volunteer Museum Manager, Shirley has accepted the position of Chairperson of the Council and will remain active in Museum affairs as the supervisor of internships, advisor to the Operations Coordinator and a general resource for public relations and the Rock Party.