Outpost Days Golden Jubilee Chuck Wagon Beef Dinner

Saturday June 1st at 5 pm

We are in for a treat this year with natural grown beef from our sponsor, Collett Ranch.

You can’t go wrong with the old fashion prices! Get a full meal for only $10 adult & $5 under 10. Drinks are not included.

You can buy your ticket at the museum, at the event, or on Simpletix.

All proceeds benefit the Owyhee County Historical Museum located at 17085 Basey St. in Murphy.

Outpost Days is held at the Museum June 1 & 2, 2019, beginning with the Buckaroo Breakfast at 8 am both mornings and the 10K/3K Fun Run & Walk at 8 am Saturday morning only.

For more info, visit the website or call the Museum 208-495-2319




OCHS Museum Needs You!

It takes a village… and this year for the Golden Jubilee we could really use your help. What would you like to do? Please call or text at Debra 208-880-7929 to let her know how you would like help.

  • Fun Run-Parking -Pie Shop -Garbage
  • Set up & Tear down -Info Booth’
  • Chuckwagon Beef Dinner -Breakfast

Volunteering is fun and so rewarding. It is what makes our Museum an amazing place!

Thank you!


Big Changes to the Outpost Days Auctions

Would You Like to Donate an Auction Item?

We are changing things up this year, and are very excited to offer an online auction, taking the place of the onsite silent auction. The online auction begins May 20 at 8 am and will end June 9 at 6 pm.

Register and bid at http://outpostdays.afrogs.org

Please share it with all your friends! You can also find a link at www.owyheemuseum.org

The live auction is moving back to Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. We have some great auction items. This year it’s all about the experience. A Hells Canyon Adventure and a Falcon Hunting Trip are just two of our great items.

If you wish to donate an item for auction, please bring it in or call for a pick up by May 15. The earlier, the better!

Call Kathy 208-870-5717 or LeeAnn 419-371- 1471

Thank you for your support!



Show Off Your Yummy Pies & Help the Museum

The Pie Shop is a very popular spot during Outpost Days, so lots of pies are needed to assure everyone gets a piece! Please call Diana, (208) 989 -7001 to let her know you can help with a pie donation or volunteer serving pie. If you do not bake pie, please consider a cash donation, and we’ll bake for you!

To maintain quality and portion integrity, please:                                                     

  • Provide 9 or 10 inch pies      
  • Homemade pies only (or so good we can’t tell the difference)                               
  • Mark your dish if you want it returned

Thank you for your pie donations, both past and future. Your generosity helps keep our beautiful Museum alive and lively.



Sunday, June 2, at 4 pm the races begin. All you need is your own horny toad with an awesome name of your choice and you are ready to race! You can win First, Second,  Third or Best Name. Meet at Horney Toad Alley near the back of the Museum in Murphy around 3:30. Register early at the Information Booth. No age limit. We are on the lookout for some Owyhee County Officials to enter.

Who will be the Champion this year?



This Golden Jubilee issue, is available in the OCHS bookstore for only $14! This issue marks 50 years of the Owyhee County Historical Society compiling an anthology of local history and publishing it. This is quite a record for a mostly volunteer group. In it are articles from several new authors, and several returning ones.

 Author’s Table

There will be an Author’s Table at Outpost Days on Sunday, June 2, 12 to 1 pm, where authors will be present to sign their articles, and be available to discuss their stories and answer questions Authors Table At Noon, on Sunday June 2nd, the Authors table will be open! This year, we will be joined by those who contributed to this year’s Outpost! Come and ask questions or get your book signed: Eriks Garsvo, Frederick L. Johnson, John M. Larsen, Mary O’Malley, Karen Steenhof, and John Hiler.


Horse and RiderThe Rhinestone Ropers show is a death-defying interactive Wild West traveling show has it all – intricate trick roping, precision knife throwing and bullwhip cracking, fancy gun spinning and fast-draw shooting. Champion showman Dan Mink, the Rhinestone Roper – a true master in “the tools of the cowboy”; his world-class skills, signature cowboy humor, and knowledge of old west lore are woven into a 45 minute show full of music,, laughs, and audience participation. Dan, a former chief deputy prosecutor, hails from Jerome, Idaho. Dan is thrilled that the Show now features his wife, Yvonne, and their daughter Emillee, continue in the show. They also take turns riding the Wheel of Death! VIP tickets are limited and include a Meet & Greet with the performers, refreshments in the VIP tent and a seat in the front two rows at the performance.

Order tickets online from Simpletix.

$10 Adults   $20 Adults
$5 Under 10 yrs   $10 Under 10 yrs

Running with the Horny Toads

10K/3K Fun Run & Walk Saturday June 1 at 8 am/9 am

Come join in the trail fun run/ walk. Only one mile of pavement and the rest of the race enjoy the beautiful desert.  Keep an eye out for the wild mustangs that live in that area.

For the 10K Run please get detailed information and register at BlueCircleSports.com and pick up your packet beginning at 7 am at the Owyhee County Museum.  Cost of the Run is $40. It includes a T-shirt, a participation medal, breakfast and prizes for the first 3 place winners.

For the 3K walk you may register early at the Museum or the morning of the walk. Cost for the walk is $25. It includes a T-shirt and Prizes for the first 3 place winners. The walk begins at 9 am.