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  • 11th Annual Wine, Eats, & Artifacts
    10/24/2019
    06:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    The Idaho State Museum in Boise, Idaho is this year’s venue for the 11th annual Wine, Eats, and Artifacts, hosted by the Foundation for Idaho History and the Idaho State Historical Society. Raise a paddle in support of preserving an important piece of Idaho’s history from the Idaho State Historical Society’s permanent collection, the “Banner of the Idaho Council of Women’s Voters” (circa 1913).

    View the banner on display at the event while enjoying a silent and live auction, live music by Stephanie Zickau, no-host cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres.

  • Frightened Felons XI (All Ages Night)
    10/25/2019
    07:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    We invite you to tour the site at night and dare to enter Terror in Cell Block 4, the only haunted cell house in Boise (expanded even more this year with more frights per cell!). With special performances of the Zombie “Thriller” Dance, ghost stories, costume contests with cash prizes, actors portraying inmates of the past, Old Pen mugshots and photo ops, photos with our historic hearse and undertaker, music, games and prizes, scavenger hunt, food trucks, coffee and hot cocoa! Tickets will be available beginning Monday, September 2 at 12am.

    Purchase Tickets Now
    Tickets: $20 Adults (13+), $15 Kids (12 and Under)

  • Frightened Felons XI (Adult Night)
    10/26/2019
    07:00 PM to 11:00 pm

    Sold Out! We invite you to tour the site at night and dare to enter Terror in Cell Block 4, the only haunted cell house in Boise (expanded even more this year with more frights per cell!). With special performances of the Zombie “Thriller” Dance, ghost stories, costume contests with cash prizes, actors portraying inmates of the past, Old Pen mugshots and photo ops, photos with our historic hearse and undertaker, music, games and prizes, scavenger hunt, food trucks, coffee and hot cocoa!

    This event is Sold Out! Be sure to check out Frightened Felons XI: All Ages Night, or our other upcoming events!

    Tickets: $20 Adults (13+), $15 Kids (12 and Under)

  • Dia de Muertos
    11/02/2019
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    The Idaho State Museum is proud to partner with JUMP and the Hispanic community to commemorate this significant event with a weekend of activities and events. Weekend events begin at JUMP on Friday, November 1st. Join the Museum November 2nd from 10am-5pm for pan de Muerto from Campos Market, face painting, and hot chocolate. Enjoy a screening of Disney Pixar’s Coco at 10:30 (in English) and at 2pm (in Spanish).

    While visiting the Museum visitors will also be able to see a pop-up on Mariachi in Idaho and find some Dia de Muertos items in the M Store.

    Visitors can participate in a processional parade from the Idaho State Museum to JUMP at 5pm Saturday to continue the weekends events with panel discussions covering topics like Hispanic culture in Idaho and historic to contemporary observances of Dia de Muertos.

    Día de Muertos is the most important tradition for Mexico and Central America (Mesoamerica) that worships death through life. November 1st is the day that commemorates all the Saints, (Todos los Santos), meaning that is dedicated to the kids or babies who are gone. November 2nd is for the Faithful Departed (Fieles Difuntos), dedicated to adults.

    Come join us for this community event with an explosion of color and life-affirming joy, where revelers are invited to don makeup, enjoy live performances and film, participate in a parade, and view offerings to lost loved ones during this two-day event.

    All activities are included in the regular admission price of the Museum.

  • Old Idaho Penitentiary Night Tours
    11/08/2019
    06:00 pm to 10:00 PM

    Old Pen staff and volunteers will be giving historical site tours at 6:30/7:30/8:30 (limited capacity/first come, first served), or you are welcome to do a self-guided tour and explore the Old Pen on your own! Tickets are $10 each, and pre-purchasing allows you to reserve a spot on a guided tour.

    Purchase Tickets Here.

    This event is open to guests 13 years or older due to mature content and site safety hazards. Tickets to Idaho State Historical Society events are non-transferable and nonrefundable.

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