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Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Association Receives State's Highest Honor for Museums, Historical Societies, and Interpretive Organizations

BOISE, Idaho - The Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Association in Stanley, Idaho will receive the 2014 Sister Alfreda Elsensohn Award.  Given annually by the Idaho Humanities Council, Idaho State Historical Society and Idaho Heritage Trust, the Sister Alfreda recognition includes a $10,000 award to be used by the awardee to contine its educational efforts.  The award will be presented in June 2015 at the Redfish Lake Visitor's Center.

Idaho State Historical Society announces Recipients of Prestigious 'Esto Perpetua'

BOISE, Idaho – The “Esto Perpetua” award will be presented to seven individuals and one organization for outstanding accomplishments in preserving and promoting Idaho’s heritage at the Idaho State Historical Society’s (ISHS) annual  awards celebration on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., at the Old Idaho Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, Idaho.... Read more

Idaho State Historical Society Awards $25,000 to History Organizations Across Idaho

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho City Historical Society will use $2,500 to digitally record, archive, and make available for public use oral history interviews as a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the city.  The Malad Valley Welsh Foundation will use $600 to develop a temporary exhibit of pedigree charts, photos, census records, artifacts and other materials related the Malad Valley Welsh settlers for the annual Welsh Festival.  These are just two of the fifteen organizations ... read more

Dia de los Muertos Brings Life to the Museum

Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), is a traditional Mexican holiday that is celebrated on November 2, the day after All Saints Day.  On this day, many believe that a deceased person’s soul returns to be with their family and more 

Frightened Felons’ Promises an Entertaining, Eerie, and Educational Evening at the Old Idaho Penitentiary

Explore the darker side of history at the Old Idaho Penitentiary during the third annual “Frightened Felons” event October 28th and 29th, 7:00-11:00 p.m., last admission 10:00 p.m. Admission is $12 in advance through October 25th, or $15 at the door. Friday is Family Night and is recommended for ages 8 and up, while Saturday is for visitors 16 and older only and will include a beer more