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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.


July 14, 2015
Brown Bag Lecture

Patty Miller, Director of the Basque Museum, will present the history of Jaialdi and Basque culture.  Since starting in Boise in 1987, it has become one of the largest Basque festivals in the world.  

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. 



Featured Exhibition

Idaho: City of Trees Art Guild
Capitol Exhibit
Feb 21st - Jul 19th