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* 1. What are the most significant "Big Stories" for North Idaho? Rate each from 1= Very interesting & impactful, to 10= Not interesting & impactful.

  1 Very interesting & impactful 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Not interesting & impactful
First Peoples, Coeur d'Alene Tribe origins, values, governance
Euro-American migration, relations with CdA Tribe
Forestry, logging, resources, labor, unions, economic development
Coeur d'Alene water basin: CdA Tribal and overall uses & protections
Silver Valley mining: metals, geology, labor unions, tech innovations
Fort Sherman, US military in Idaho
1910 Big Burn, US Forest Service, fire sciences development
Women: native peoples, migration, biographies, business, politics, technology, arts

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* 2. Which of these "Big Stories" do you find very interesting and impactful? Rate each from 1= Very interesting/impactful to 10= Not interesting/impactful.

  1 Very interesting & impactful 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Not interesting and impactful
Water: life, transportation, economics, tourism, leisure
Social conflict related to extremism and white supremacy
Renewable resources, environmental protections, Superfund Cleanup
Fur trade and fur trappers
Daily life: roles of women, families, community building
The Arts: film, music, painting, sculpture, design, architecture etc.
Climate change effects on our region

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* 3. Which on-line platforms do you use for information about community history, news and events? Check all that apply and leave others blank.

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* 4. Looking at possible exhibits regarding water in North Idaho, please rate each topic below as to which you think to be the 1= Very interesting & impactful past and present, to 10= Not at all interesting and impactful.

  1 Very interesting & impactful 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Not at all interesting and impactful
Native People's reverence for, protection, and uses of water
Water as a driver for settler and colonizing development
Water uses in logging, mining and barging
Water as transportation for humans and commerce
Water and aquatic life
Water, its pollution and cleanup
Water and fire fighting
Water and climate change

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* 5. Native Peoples: Please rate each subject from 1= Very interesting to you, to 5= Not interesting

  1 Very interesting 2 3 4 5 Not interesting
CdA Tribal origins, values, governance
Coeur d'Alene Basin Restoration Project, the largest natural resource damage lawsuit in US History. 1991, including the CdA River and tributaries, the CdA Lake and lateral chain lakes and portions of the Spokane River.
Reservation daily life, education, arts, businesses and economy today
CdA Tribe identity maintenance; language, spiritual beliefs, ancestors

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* 6. Looking at the possible stories on forestry and logging, select the TOP 5 you think to be the most interesting and impactful to our communities past and present. Check 5 boxes and leave the others blank.

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* 7. Mining: Please rate each topic from 1-5, 1= Very interesting and impactful, and 5= not interesting or impactful to you.

  1 Very interesting & impactful 2 3 4 5 Not interesting or impactful 
Gold & silver discovery and immigration to North Idaho.
Corporate mining in North Idaho: national leaders in production of silver, zinc and lead, economic impact on NI, the nation, jobs.
Working in underground mines: conditions,  safety, labor unions and management
Sunshine Mine tragedy of 1972.
Environmental impacts of mining on our region.
Mining methods and engineering technological innovation.
Biographies of miners and mining business leaders

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* 8. Transportation: Our geography has fostered innovations in transportation. Please rate each of the topics below from 1= Very interesting and impactful to me, to 5 not interesting or impactful to me.

  1= Very interesting and impactful 2 3 4 5 Not interesting and impactful
Native Peoples land trails and waterways transport.
From the Mullan Road to Interstate 90- developing a motor vehicle corridor in the North.
Steamboats and tugboats.
The story of three transcontinental railroads crossing Northern Idaho.
Development of aeronautics, aviation and aerospace in North Idaho.
US Highway 95 as a social and economic connector from/to the rest of Idaho.
Airports, air strips, difficult connections and isolation

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* 9. What do you want tourists to know about North Idaho? Are there other specific topics or misconceptions that you want the exhibits to address? Please type your suggestions in the textbox below.

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* 10. Technology and immersive experiences are definitely worth the extra costs for special exhibits and, if necessary, the removal of other small parts of the exhibits. 

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* 11. How effective are technology-driven, augmented reality, smart phone apps etc., for your overall positive Museum experience?

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* 12. How about the exterior of the Museum building? Rate each of these from 1= high preference to 5= low preference for possible all-weather exterior exhibits.

  1 High preference 2 3 4 5 Low preference
Flora and fauna of North Idaho.
Historic photographs from Benewah, Shoshone and Kootenai counties
A mix of photos and information specifically for children
Historic maps from our 3 counties
Biographies of influential people from our region
Leisure time activities (arts, skiing, boating, hiking, biking, music, hunting, fishing etc. )
Changing billboards with tourist information and promotion of local events
Promotion of local artists and musicians
Promotion of local businesses

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* 13. North Idaho Pride! Are there any additional specific stories/ topics you want included in the Museum exhibits to make sure our visitors feel proud of North Idahoans' numerous accomplishments over the centuries?  Please add them here:

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* 14. If you were writing the Idaho high school graduation exams, and could choose the Top 10 topics/ events/ people that every Idaho graduating senior should know about North Idaho, what would they be?

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* 15. If you were trying to attract a new employer to North Idaho and had only 5 topics/ events/ people you could include in your "North Idaho Alive" presentation, who and what would you include to show-off our community?

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* 16. What are the factors that most motivate you to visit a Museum?

  Very Important Important Neutral Not very important Not important at all
I expect to learn something new.
I expect to see authentic artifacts that I would never see in my home city.
I expect to have an emotional understanding of a topic that I did not have before.
I expect a full experience of both intellectual and emotional learning.
I expect my visit to improve my understanding of human behavior.
I expect exposure to new role models and inspiring people.
I expect a family experience.
I expect to be entertained.
I expect Museums to include local artists' works.

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* 17. Please give us your opinions regarding the following statements:

  Strongly agree Agree Not sure Disagree Strongly disagree
This project will accurately represent our region of Idaho.
The most important theme topics are included in this design.
I feel comfortable talking about this project favorably with my family and friends.
I am pleased with the process used to gather community opinions (confidential, anonymous, digital)
I will most likely visit the new Museum during the first year it opens.
I will encourage others to consider having special events at the new Museum.
I will very likely attend special exhibits and events, such as monthly wine tastings or local artist displays.

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* 18. Your current age bracket?

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* 19. Would you like to receive information about our opening and special events? Please give us your preferred email address:

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* 20. Are you, your business, your organization interested in partnering with the Museum? Podcasts? Traveling exhibits? Sponsoring a special event? Volunteering? Connecting your hometown history organizations to the new Museum of North Idaho? Etc. Please share your name and possibilities.

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