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  • Young Frankenstein (Old Pen Movie Night)
    09/28/2018
    07:00 PM

    Movie Night & Scavenger Hunt at Old Idaho Penitentiary

    National History Day in Idaho is proud to present the family classic “Remember the Titans” and host a scavenger hunt to raise money for a scholarship fund for National History Day teachers. Each year NHD teachers from around the state devote countless hours to preparing their students to participate in National History Day. National History Day in Idaho is an exciting way to engage students in history. The program pulls students out of the classroom and into the world of the professional historian. Students track down information about historic people and events by exploring archives, libraries, and other resources. This research leads to new insights and original conclusions that students use to prepare exhibits, documentaries, websites, papers, and performances. These projects are entered into competitions in the spring at local, affiliated, and national levels, where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators. The program culminates at the national competition held each June at the University of Maryland at College Park.

    Scavenger Hunt: How well do you know the Old Pen? Come and test your knowledge with the Scavenger Hunt and Movie Night!

    Young Frankenstein (1974)
    Rated: PG
    Movie Plot: An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

    Seating is limited – purchase tickets in advance to guarantee your spot!

    Folding chairs will be provided.
    Building is not heated, please bring appropriate items (such as jacket or blanket). Bring a flashlight for walking around the site. The Old Pen gets very dark after the sun sets!

    Limited refreshments will be available for purchase. No outside food or drinks are allowed in the Old Pen. Bags will be searched at the entry gate.

    7:00 pm Doors open for scavenger hunt and movie seating
    8:00 pm Movie starts (a short intermission will occur halfway)
    8:15 pm Doors close for entry for movie

  • Grand Re-Opening of the Idaho State Museum
    10/12/2018
    09:00am to 08:00pm
    The new Idaho State Museum is a fun, interactive place where people of all ages and backgrounds can experience the story of Idaho. The Museum explores how the unique landscapes in Idaho have shaped our people. Visitors will enjoy hands-on, immersive exhibitions, featuring multimedia experiences, photographs, and over 500 artifacts.
     
    Purchase tickets for admission online at idahostatemuseum.brownpapertickets.com or at the door.
     
    Adults (18-59): $10
    Seniors (60+): $8
    Students (w/ID): $8
    Children/Youth: $5
    Veterans: $8
    Members: No Charge
    EBT Cardholders: $3 (must present card at the door, valid for up to four individuals per card)
    Groups of 10+: $1 off
     
    Friday, October 12 | 9am-8pm
    The outdoor ribbon cutting ceremony is from 9am-11am and is free and open to the public. Guest speakers include Governor C.L. Butch Otter and Idaho’s First Lady Lori Otter, Senator Brent Hill, Representative Scott Bedke, Supreme Court Justice Roger Burdick, Chairmen of each of Idaho’s five federally recognized tribes, and Idaho State Historical Society Executive Director, Janet Gallimore.
    Opening ceremonies also include a flag raising ceremony and tribal honor song, presided by General Garshak of the Idaho National Guard, singing of “America the Beautiful” by Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb, and a special performance of “Here we have Idaho” by fourth grade students from Adams Elementary.
     
    Other activities include:
    Food Trucks
    Hands-on activities for children
    Potato sack races
    Geronimo the Beaver toss
    Gold panning
    Gallery talks in our temporary gallery spaces from 1-4pm (beginning on the hour)
    Tribal performances
     
    Saturday, October 13 | 10am-5pm
    Free shuttle provided by Boise State University Department of History. The bus will be on a continuous loop and pick up/drop off will be roughly every half hour.
    Pick up/Drop off locations:
    BSU Brady Street Garage (North Side), W Diploma St, Boise, ID
    Clearwater Analytics, 777 W Main St
    Idaho State Museum, 610 Julia Davis Dr.
     
    Other activities include:
    Food Trucks
    Hands-on activities for children
    Potato sack races
    Gold panning
    Gallery talks in our temporary gallery spaces from 1pm-4pm (beginning on the hour)
    Cultural performances
    Photo booth
    Live remote from 107.9 Lite FM
     
    Sunday, October 12 | 12pm-5pm
    Hands-on activities
    Geronimo the Beaver toss
    Potato sack races
     
     
    *Pre-sale tickets are non-refundable
    *The Idaho State Historical Society does not endorse second-party tickets sales
    *Please note that tickets correspond with a specific day and should be purchased accordingly
  • Sleepless in Stripes
    10/13/2018
    06:00 pm to 06:00 am

    Due to popular demand and at long last, the Old Idaho Penitentiary is offering guests a chance to stay overnight! Sleepless in Stripes is a simulated prison experience, beginning with check-in, mugshots and even a souvenir “uniform” shirt! Guests will have chowtime in the yard and inmate “rec” time activities, a paranormal investigation hosted by Big River Paranormal, and an overnight stay in our historic cell houses. This is an 18+ only event and photo ID is required at the door. Tickets are $100 each (price includes shirt, mugshot and intake form to take home, and dinner and breakfast) and space is limited to only 30 people. Ticket sales will begin on Monday, September 3 at 12am.

    Due to the uncomfortable nature of the site, and because a paranormal investigation is included, guests must be 18 or older to attend. Future events of this type may be open to a wider range of participants.

    *This is a prison experience! Guests will feel the rough conditions inmates lived through during their overnight stay. A liability release form will be sent to all ticket purchasers via the email address provided to BrownPaperTickets.com. Each participant must complete and sign this form and send it to the Old Idaho Penitentiary by Friday, September 14 at 5:00pm GMT to be guaranteed their requested shirt size and for food restrictions to be noted. All participants must submit a completed liability release form by Thursday, October 11 at 5:00pm GMT.

  • Frightened Felons X (All Ages Night)
    10/26/2018
    07:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Frightened Felons X: Celebrating TEN Years!

    We invite you to tour the site at night and dare to enter the only haunted cell house in Boise (expanded this year with more frights per cell!). With special performances of the Zombie “Thriller” Dance, 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, presentations, prizes, scavenger hunt, food trucks, coffee and hot cocoa! Food trucks this year include Foxy Franks, Genki Takoyaki, il Segreto Wood Fired Pizza and Twisted Sister Coffee and Smoothies.

    THIS EVENT SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR.
    Tickets:
    $15 Children (12 and under)
    $20 Adults (13 and up)

    (last admission 9:30pm)

    There are no refunds for tickets purchased for this event. Tickets are non-transferable (the person who purchased the tickets must be present upon arrival).

    This event is rain or shine, dress accordingly! Masks are not recommended. Staff may ask you to remove your mask in certain areas due to visibility concerns and safety hazard. While the event is all ages, it is recommended for 10+.

  • Frightened Felons X (Adult Night)
    10/27/2018
    07:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Frightened Felons X: Celebrating TEN Years!

    We invite you to tour the site at night and dare to enter 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, 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, presentations, prizes, scavenger hunt, food trucks, coffee, hot cocoa, beer and wine! Food trucks this year include Foxy Franks, Genki Takoyaki, il Segreto Wood Fired Pizza and Twisted Sister Coffee and Smoothies.

    THIS EVENT SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR.
    Tickets:
    $20 Adults (18+ Only, ID Required at the Door)

    (last admission 9:30pm)

    There are no refunds for tickets purchased for this event. Tickets are non-transferable (the person who purchased the tickets must be present upon arrival).

    This event is rain or shine, dress accordingly! Masks are not recommended. Staff may ask you to remove your mask in certain areas due to visibility concerns and safety hazard.

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