An extraordinary system of cultural and historical resources.


Looking for the perfect gift for a history lover or even something for yourself?

Find great gifts at the Old Idaho
Penitentiary Commissary.

Photo Credit: ISHS

The Idaho State Historical Museum, Old Idaho Penitentiary and Idaho State Archives all provide unique merchandise for sale in their on-site locations.  ISHS also receives support from the sale of Historic License plates and special Idaho history publications.

Members of the Idaho State Historical Society and Friends of the Historical Museum & Old Penitentiary receive a 10% discount on select purchases at the Museum Store, the Old Idaho Penitentiary Commissary and the Idaho State Archives.

Idaho State Historical Museum Store

We are open at our temporary location at 214 Broadway Ave!  We offer hundreds of unique Idaho items to choose from including books, jewelry, folk toys and more.  Members and Teachers can show their ID to receive a discount of 10% off purchases.  (208) 334-2120, we accept VISA/MC phone orders as well. 

Hours Monday through Friday 1pm to 5pm.

Old Idaho Penitentiary Commissary

The Commissary located at the Old Idaho Penitentiary historic site has a selection of items for purchase that are uniquely connected to the history and inmates who served time there.  Items include shirts, postcards, hats and ball caps, key chains, convict trading cards, buttons, magnets and more.  For more information contact (208) 334-2844.

Idaho State Archives

Historic photo reproductions make great gifts and decorations for home and office!  The Idaho State Archives sells reproductions of historic photos, maps, blueprints, and much more.  Additionally, Archives staff provide select research services at very reasonable prices.  For more information contact (208) 334-2620 or e-mail.

Visit one of our shops today and buy history.  Gift certificates are also available for each location

Historic Preservation License Plates

Did you realize you can support ISHS by ordering a new license plate?  If it is time to purchase or renew your plates, please consider this option! 

Idaho History Publications

Idaho State Historical Society provides several fascinating publications on a variety of Idaho topics.