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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 not take place in 2014 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.


Points of Prominence, Brown Bag Lecture
Oct. 14, 2014

Over one hundred fire lookouts exisited on the Payette National Forest.  Today there are fewer than 13 in use.  From the depths of Hells Canyon to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, Richard Holm Jr. has researched the fascinating histories of the individual lookouts.  He completes his story with an overall picture of Forest Service fire policy and how it has evolved over the last hundred 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.  From June 2014 until the Museum renovation and expansion is completed, the lectures will be held at the Washington Group Plaza, Central Auditorium.  Friends of the Museum and ISHS members are admitted for free. Donations are welcome.