Did you know Philo T. Farnsworth who was born in Rigby, ID had a hand in the invention of the Television? Come and see for yourself. The Jefferson County Historical Museum features 14,000 square feet of exhibitions from the pre-electric and early electric era, the history of Jefferson County, and early photography. Local inventors including Philo T. Farnsworth, a contributor to the invention of the television, are also profiled. The first television tube, Indian artifacts, ancient Egyptian artifacts from biblical days and animal trophies are on display. It also features local writers such as Vardis Fisher, who wrote “Mountain Man,” which was made into a movie with Robert Redford called “Jeremiah Johnson.”


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Tips For Visiting:

  • Allow 30 minutes for viewing
  • Fee is $1.00 for Children
  • $2.00 for Adults

 Directions From Rexburg:

  1. Turn left to merge onto US-20 W
  2. Take exit 322 for US-20 toward MA-48/Rigby
  3. Turn right onto US-20 BUS W
  4. Turn left onto S State St
  5. Turn right onto W 1st S
  6. Destination will be on the right
     Farnsworth TV & Pioneer Museum, 118 West 1st South, Rigby, ID 83442
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