Original 1863 Thomas Sleight Cabin
Electricity to Park
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Friends United for Bear Lake
P.O Box 328
Paris, Idaho 83261
Amount raised: $2,500 Goal: $14,000
To preserve our history and architecture through the promotion of local arts and crafts.
Bring people together for a common cause - develop pride in our communities - preserve historic structures - promote valuable art and culture in our valley
Sat Sept 28, 2019 Folklore and Apple Cider Fundraiser
Thomas Sleight Cabin Park & Paris city Cemetery Proceeds go to the Thomas Sleight Cabin Preservation Project
6:00 p.m. Free doughnuts and Apple Cider, Sleight cabin
6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Free Organ Recital at the Kevin Smith Home
7:45 Cemetery walk and folklore (cost $5.00)
Sat Oct 19th, 2019 Why the City of Paris and the Old Courthouse Are
David Amott from Utah Preservation Paris Elementary Board Room
Architecturally speaking , Paris is one of the richest of the Pioneer-era Mormon towns. The courthouse was built more or less in tandem with Don Carlos Young's Bear Lake Stake Tabernacle; the two buildings make a pair.
The Courthouse, Stake Tabernacle and the Logan Temple were all being built or prepared for at the same time. This shows how important the courthouse was to the early settlers in the valley.
The Journey to Re-purpose the Courthouse
Once the new Courthouse is built, the County Commissioners plan to tear the old courthouse down.
Our goal: re- purpose the old courthouse, encourage economic and community use, and preserve its history for future generations.
"The early Saint and Settlers in the Bear Lake Valley were mostly farmers and ranchers. They were practical people that had a vision of something that was much grander than themselves and they made it happen. "
Keep the vision alive!