IT CAN BE A DILEMMA TO figure out what to do with your kids on Halloween. After all, they want to go get all the goodies they can, but as parents you also want to ensure their safety. The solution? It is one that is guaranteed fun for both the kiddos and the parents!
The Sandpoint Lion’s Club will join the Bonner County Historical Society and Museum for the fifth annual Trick-or-Treat at the Museum and Lion’s Den. On October 31, the museum will be open from 4 to 7pm for little ones to enjoy some trick-or-treating and explore the museum, which will be decorated for this fun holiday.
The Lion’s Den will provide warm drinks and treats for anyone who needs a break from the weather. And if that isn’t enough to entice you, the other good news is both of these events are free and open to the public.
An important mission of the Bonner County Historical Society and Museum is “history creating community.” To that end, every inch of the museum will be tricked out in its Halloween best, and there are volunteers who hand out candy and school supplies to the little goblins. Each year, this wonderful event hosts more than 500 visitors on Halloween night.
For the past 45 years, the Bonner County Historical Society and Museum has been collecting and preserving the Bonner County region’s significant stories. The Museum is on the shore of the Pend Oreille River in Lakeview Park. The park has many amenities including picnic areas, a playground, tennis courts and the Native Plant Society arboretum. Adjacent to Lakeview Park is Memorial Field, which has a boat launch and is home to the Festival at Sandpoint every August and numerous Sandpoint High School sporting events.
The Bonner County History Museum is a private, nonprofit educational organization and is a membership organization that is open to all. They operate with the support of the community, membership fees, gifts, retail sales, donations and grants from private foundations.
The museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 4pm. On the first Saturday of each month, they are open from 10am to 2pm and admission is free to everyone.
During the week, admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $1 for ages 6 to 18 years. Members and children under 6 years old are free.Event Website: