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Friends of the Historical Museum

Friends of the Historical Museum & the Old Idaho Penitentiary

The Friends of the Historical Museum and the Old Idaho Penitentiary is a private, IRS determined non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supported by individual, foundation, and corporate gifts. The Friends mission is to provide support and resources to the Idaho State Historical Museum and the Old Idaho Penitentiary.  In addition to fundraising, the Friends provide logistic and financial support for some of the museum's and Old Pen's popular programs including the Brown Bag Lecture Series and the annual “What’s It Worth?” event.