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Museum Events

Events at the Idaho State Historical Museum

The Museum is currently closed for renovation.

Other events will be taking place offsite. Check out events at the Old Idaho Penitentiary, and our Brown Bag Lecture Series at Washington Group Plaza.

Restoration of the 1863-64 Surgeon Quarters
Brown Bag Lecture 

Nov. 10 noon - 1 p.m.

The Surgeon's Quarters, also know as Building 4, on the campus of the Boise VA Medical Center dates to the earliest days of Fort Boise in 1863.  Doctors treated a range of maladies in the structure's two small rooms, including snake bites, gunshot wounds, malaria and influenza.  Join John Bertam, Project Manager and Past President of Preservation Idaho, as he tells about the restoration of the Surgeon's Quarters that was spear-headed by Preservation Idaho in cooperation with the VA Medical Center in 2014. 

Location: Central Auditorium, Washington Group Plaza, 720 Park Blvd, Boise.  Free admission.

Annual Events 
Brown Bag Lecture Series
January through December 

This series includes twelve lectures by celebrated experts on unique aspects of Idaho history, covering a wide range of topics of interest to a variety of age groups. The Brown Bag lectures take place the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 pm.  During the Museum renovation and expansion, the lectures will be held at the Washington Group Plaza, Central Auditorium.  Admission is free. Donations are welcome.