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Museum Events

Events at the Idaho State Historical Museum

The Museum is currently closed for renovation
Museum Comes to Life will take place September 26, 2015, and will be held in Julia Davis Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  We will have fun activities and demonstrations of historic trades and crafts, reenactors, as well as music and dancing performances at the Gene Harris Bandshell throughout the day. Event performance schedule.  Free family fun for all!


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.


The Indomitable Spirit of Annie McIntyre Morrow
Brown Bag Lecture 

Join our Reference Archivist and family history specialist Steve Barrett for a closer look into the life of "Peg-leg Annie," most famous to southwest Idahoans for losing both of her legs below her knees in a freak snowstorm in May of 1896.  Annie's experiences became a symbol of the hardscrabble lives and the often indomitable, entrepreneurial spirit of economically disadvantaged women on the Euro-American frontier during Idaho's early gold-rush era.   Through the life of Annie, Steve will provide a template for researching family relatives and events in the Idaho Archives in order to help you document your family's history.  Noon to 1 pm.

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.