Nestled in Idaho’s Silver Valley, the town of Wallace offers an accurate glimpse into the region’s past, with its picturesque, historic downtown and storied past as a hub of the silver mining boom of the 1890s. This weekend, the town celebrates its rich history with special presentations, tours and workshops during the three-day Fall for History Festival. The only town in America listed in its entirety on the National Register of Historic Places, Wallace is also known as the filming site for the 1997 film Dante’s Peak. This time of year, the town is awash in breathtaking autumn colors, and locals around the region who’ve always wanted to explore the town’s fascinating history should take note of these planned festivities. Among many offerings, visitors can learn how to research historic photos and their family histories, take interpretive tours at several buildings and sites, or see a performance at the Sixth Street Theater about the infamous 1910 fire that decimated the town. More details are on the Wallace Chamber of Commerce website.
Fri, Oct. 7-Sun, Oct. 9; times vary • $10-$25, depending on event • Wallace, Idaho • wallaceidahochamber.com • 208-753-7151
— Chey Scott