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Idaho Heritage City Program

Idaho Heritage City Program

A collaborative program between the Idaho State Historical Society and the Association of Idaho Cities, the Idaho Heritage City Program recognizes cities in Idaho that encourage preservation and interpretation of their cultural heritage.

Developed in 2002, special designation as an Idaho Heritage City acknowledges efforts undertaken by municipalities to preserve the unique fabric of their community, making it a distinctive place to live and work, and an attractive place for economic investment.

How can my City become an Idaho Heritage City?

Nominations are due each year in May and awards are presented at the Association of Idaho Cities annual conference.

Selection for Idaho Heritage City status is awarded after a joint review of designated criteria by representatives of AIC and the Idaho State Historical Society.  A municipality granted Idaho Heritage City status will receive a decorative plaque for display in its City Hall or other designated location, as well as welcoming metal signs for display at entries to the city limits.

Idaho Heritage Cities:

American Falls
Boise
Caldwell
Challis
Coeur d’Alene
Eagle
Emmett
Glenns Ferry
Hailey
Hayden
Idaho Falls
Iona
Kamiah
Kellogg
Ketchum
Lewiston
Malad
Meridian
Moscow
Nampa
Pierce
Pocatello
Post Falls
Rathdrum
Rexburg
Riggins
Rupert
Salmon
Soda Springs
Spirit Lake
Twin Falls
Wallace