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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 due to the project.
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.


Buried Treasure:
Gems from the Idaho State Archives
September 8, 2015
Brown Bag Lecture 

Come and explore some of the unique, distinctive and often unexpected collections at the Idaho State Archives highlighted by Michal Davidson, Collection Archivist.  Michal coordinates all of the donated collections which includes personal paper collections, photographs, oral histories and many other donated materials.   

Michal began her tenure at the Idaho State Archives working with records displaced by the Capitol Restoration. Just as that project was winding down, she was given the opportunity to head a cooperative project with Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) to digitize and create a database of all historic images at the ITD headquarters, district offices, and those already held by the State Archives. In July of 2013, Michal took over as Collection Archivist. She has worked in archives for over 12 years.

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.