An extraordinary system of cultural and historical resources.

Historic Gem Circle

A Special Group of Corporations and Foundations

The Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) strategically deploys historic resources to benefit Idahoans though essential services including records management and dynamic public programs in education, preservation and stewardship, and technical assistance.  We seek to inspire, enrich and engage all Idahoans by leading the state in preserving and sharing our dynamic cultural heritage to influence and inform our future.

The Idaho State Historical Society is not fully supported with state funds; we raise approximately 55% of our budget supporting programs and services through a mix of corporate, individual and private foundation donations. The ISHS serves over 100,000 people each year through educational programs, tours and events, research use, and technical assistance.  Annually, over 15,000 school aged children benefit from ISHS programs and visits.

Private support is crucial to the Society’s vitality, and this circle of friends provides the base of this support. Their leadership and support, along with ISHS members, make the Society the largest history organization in Idaho. 

Now is the time to invest in Idaho’s future through your support

The “Historic Gem Circle” is a special group of corporations and foundations who contribute at a significant level.

Private support is crucial to the Society’s vitality, and this circle of friends provides the base of this support. Their leadership and support, along with ISHS members, make the Society one of the largest history organization in Idaho.

Help ensure that history continues to come full circle through a gift to the Idaho State Historical Society.  Please make a tax-deductible gift for general operations today. Your gift will help fund projects in education programs, collections, technical support, and outreach.

We invite you to join the “Historic Gem Circle” at one of the following levels:

$1000- Garnet
$2500- Amethyst
$5000- Opal
$10,000- Sapphire
$25,000- Emerald
$50,000- Diamond

Your support will ensure the Idaho State Historical Society will:

Teach historical literacy to over 100,000 Idahoans annually through educational tours and programs, research use, technical assistance reviews, and its educational events. 

  • Continue as the primary communicator and protector of Idaho’s stories, with over a quarter million artifacts, a half million images, 123,000 cubic feet of manuscript and archival materials documenting Idaho’s rich history.

“Gem Circle” Corporate Support Program

Joining the “Historic Gem Circle” and supporting the Idaho State Historical Society offers creative and cost-effective strategies to meet corporate objectives.  As a Member of the Gem Circle, you can strengthen and enhance visibility of your brand including:

$1000- Garnet
$2500- Amethyst
  • Recognition in our Annual Report, Mountain Light Newsletter and electronic histor-e newsletter, and on ISHS website
  • Recognition on advertising and in public relations efforts
  • Tickets to special events and programs
$5000- Opal
$10,000- Sapphire
  • Recognition in our Annual Report, Mountain Light Newsletter and electronic histor-e newsletter, and on ISHS website
  • Recognition on advertising and in public relations efforts
  • Tickets to special events and programs

And

  • Recognition on our Historic Gem Circle panels in the Idaho History Center
$25,000- Emerald
  • Recognition in our Annual Report, Mountain Light Newsletter and electronic histor-e newsletter, and on ISHS website
  • Recognition on advertising and in public relations efforts
  • Tickets to special events and programs
  • Recognition on our Historic Gem Circle panels in the Idaho History Center

And

  • Hospitality benefits for entertaining clients or staff recognition including annual memberships, VIP admission passes to State Historical Museum and the Old Idaho Penitentiary, and use of ISHS Event Spaces
$50,000- Diamond
  • Recognition in our Annual Report, Mountain Light Newsletter and electronic histor-e newsletter, and on ISHS website
  • Recognition on advertising and in public relations efforts
  • Tickets to special events and programs
  • Recognition on our Historic Gem Circle panels in the Idaho History Center
  • Hospitality benefits for entertaining clients or staff recognition including annual memberships, VIP admission passes to State Historical Museum and the Old Idaho Penitentiary, and use of ISHS Event Spaces

And

  • Private lunch and facility tour with ISHS Executive Director

Contact our Development Office to learn more about the Gem Circle Support Program at (208)514-2310.